One Garden Against the World: In Search of Hope in a Changing Climate

In her new book, Kate Bradbury writes passionately about how her climate-change anxiety pushes her to look for positive ways to keep going in a changing world.

Cover for new book by Kate Bradbury One Garden against the world

As in her first memoir, ‘The Bumblebee Flies Anyway’, Kate Bradbury invites you into her garden and life, sharing stories of her mum’s ongoing recovery and her adventures with her new rescue dog, Tosca.

Her garden is home to all sorts of wildlife, from red mason bees and bumblebees to house sparrows, hedgehogs and dragonflies. It seems the entire frog population of Brighton and Hove breeds in her small pond each spring, and now there are toads here, too. On summer evenings, Bradbury watches bats flit above her and for a moment, everything seems alright with the world.

But Bradbury knows habitat loss remains a huge issue in gardens, the wider countryside and worldwide, and there’s another, far bigger threat: climate change. Temperature increases are starting to bite, and she worries about what that will mean for our wildlife. Her new book is a call to action for gardeners, communities and individuals, to do more for wildlife and more for the climate. Climate change and biodiversity loss go hand in hand, but if we work together, we can make a difference.

Kate Bradbury is an award-winning author, journalist and TV presenter, specialising in wildlife gardening. She edits the wildlife pages of BBC Gardeners World Magazine and regularly writes articles for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, RHS magazine The Garden and BBC Wildlife and BBC Countryfile magazines. She presents wildlife gardening segments on BBC Gardeners’ World and made several films for BBC Springwatch as part of their Garden Watch campaign. She is patron for two charities: amphibian and reptile charity Froglife and bumblebee charity Bumblebee Conservation Trust. She is also an Ambassador for conservation charity Butterfly Conservation.

One Garden Against the World: In Search of Hope in a Changing Climate (Bloomsbury Wildlife) will be released on the 6th of June 2024.