Growing Wild

Heard of the Grow Wild campaign?growwild

Last month I received a newsletter from ‘Grow Wild’ and after having watched their wonderful video, thought that it’d be an ideal good news story to share on our Greenspace Volunteers blog, so here we are.

Grow Wild is the UK’s biggest-ever wild flower campaign which as they say “helps bring people together to transform local spaces with native, pollinator-friendly wild flowers and plants.”  Supported by  The Big Lottery Fund, Grow Wild is an outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, which has transformed over 150,000 square metres of disused land, through the power of community spirit. Apparently, that’s enough to create a metre-wide path of wild flowers that would reach to the edge of space and beyond!

The time-lapse videos show the stunning results across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England over the last year at Grow Wild’s four flagship projects, which are now brimming with wildlife, native wild flowers and being enjoyed by the communities who live near them.

This first video shows the transformation of the open space at Barrhead.

The second features, Coleraine, Ebbw Vale and Liverpool. The planting day at Ebbw Vale looked like the great fun, with the children preparing and throwing seed bombs!

Whether it’s a small act of a ‘thank you’ or a larger act of volunteering for your local community garden, sharing your resources, time, enthusiasm or knowledge can give you a greater sense of purpose. Find out more about Grow Wild projects at