Gardens, no matter what size, can be used in a multitude of ways and with approximately 270,000 hectares of garden in the UK, have the potential to enhance the local environment for the individual, the community and the local wildlife. The following are the issues we should consider if we want to use and enjoy our gardens in a sustainable way - Waste and composting, Water use, Wildlife gardening, Growing your own food, Small livestock, Permaculture, Green roofs and Gardening groups.