INTERIM SURVEY RESULTS
60% of gardens are green space
Vegetation is important in urban environments. Garden plants and trees help to: prevent flooding by intercepting rainfall and slowing runoff, cool cities in summer, and, provide a habitat for wildlife.
20% of gardens are hard surfaces
Water cannot drain through these hard surfaces into the soil, which can increase the risk of localised flooding.
Common uses of gardens include:
recreation for adults
entertaining (BBQs etc)
The most popular garden schemes include:
Sharing garden tools with local residents
Looking after gardens with other local residents
The average number of different plants per garden is 16
A mix of trees, shrubs and flowering plants is important because it can help to support different wildlife across cities.
0.2% of households have completed the survey so far
These neighbourhood results will change as more people answer the survey.