The Global Climate
Exploring Factors That Affect Plant Growth

Gardens Around the Globe
Wet, dry, cold, hot, windy, calm. Citizen scientists have planted test gardens in many different climates.

Some places on Earth have a dry climate.

In others places the climate is especially wet.

Some places have a cold climate.

In other places the climate is warm.

Some places have a climate with a foggy season.

Other places have a climate with a windy season—sometimes dangerously windy!

How do the Earth's different climate conditions affect plant growth?

Partner and Predict!
Which garden sites have a climate different from your own? Select a partner garden. Compare climates. Predict how your gardens will grow.