Garden centres can play a facilitating and supporting role in the climate adaptive design of neighbourhoods in cooperation with citizens. City inhabitants make decisions about whether or not to design their gardens in a climate adaptive manner. Materials are generally purchased in a garden centre or home improvement store. By supporting the employees/salesmen of garden centres and home improvement stores in the development of knowledge and the provision of information, city inhabitants can be supported in making climate-adaptive and sustainable choices for the design of their garden. These companies can also be involved in local actions, such as subsidies for rain barrels and tile plantings.