The IT-FR cooperation for heritage science met online on the 27th of April, 2023, for its fourth seminar. Guest speakers and participants had the opportunity to discuss the challenges that historic gardens face today against climate change. Around 90 people attended the meeting, with experts from Italy and France sharing their knowledge and views on the subject.

Historic gardens, which intersect cultural and natural heritage, are directly affected by ongoing environmental transformations around the world. Climate change threatens the existence of these sites as they face new challenges from rising temperatures, increased rainfall and changing weather patterns.

During the meeting, the experts highlighted not only the consequences of the new environmental conditions on historic gardens and the work of gardeners but also the new techniques and means used to tackle these problems. Finally, the participants emphasised the need for greater collaboration between researchers, gardeners and policymakers in order to develop effective strategies to adapt to the changes that have taken place in recent years.

All information on the experts and their presentations is available on the section dedicated to the IT-FR Cooperation on Heritage Science.

To watch the interventions of all the seminars of the IT-FR cooperation on heritage science, please visit the ISPC YouTube channel.