Climate change caught on camera

Exhibition reveals extent of climate change around the UK.

Ten of the country’s top photographers have captured on camera the effects that climate change is having on National Trust gardens and homes. Their collection of 90 images is going on display at an exhibition which starts in London. Named Exposed: Climate Change in Britain’s Backyard, it features pictures of spring flowers emerging early, severe storms, droughts and the damaging effects that pests are having on National Trust sites as they breed in the milder weather. The photographers, including Joe Cornish and Paul Wakefield, also explore how National Trust employees are adapting the way they work to combat the effects of the changing environment. Head gardener Ed Ikin at Nymans Garden in West Sussex said: “Gardens are really suffering from the intense summer heat, even in the South East. We are being as resourceful as we can.” Head gardener Ian Wright at Trengwainton, Cornwall, added: “Many plants that have never been seen outside Cornwall are now growing in places like Dorset.” Sky Arts, Sky channel 267, is the media partner for the exhibition and is broadcasting a programme throughout April and May about it that features stories from National Trust employees. The exhibition is on at Hoopers Gallery, Clerkenwell Close, London EC1 from 12 April until 11 May before it moves to Nottingham and then other venues across the country.

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