greenspaces are ...

creative spaces

inspirational spaces encouraging
creativity in an outdoor setting

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breathing spaces

oasis of calm amidst city
bustle, a place to unwind

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celebration spaces

gathering places where people come
together for events and activities

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growing spaces

productive places that nourish
and sustain communities and individuals

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healthy spaces

inviting places which
encourage us to get active

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learning spaces

natural grounds for lifelong learning

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living spaces

attractive spaces on our doorsteps

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meeting spaces

communal places encouraging
communities to come together

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play spaces

safe places where children
can adventure and explore

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purposeless spaces

it could be more than
a boring green desert

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stalled spaces

meanwhile greenspaces instead
of derelict eyesores?

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wild spaces

informal places that welcome
nature back to our cities

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working spaces

attractive places where
people want to live and work

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your space

the greenspace on your doorstep
how will you get involved?

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wasted spaces

use your imagination...
this could be a community garden,
a play space ...

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Grow Wild is an exciting four-year campaign to bring people and communities together to sow, grow and support UK native wild flowers. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Grow Wild aims to inspire people to get together to transform unloved urban sites, gardens and windowsills into wildlife-friendly wild flower patches. www.growwilduk.com

Scottish Grow Wild Flagship project

The Scottish Grow Wild Flagship project at The Waterworks in Barrhead was announced in November 2013 and launched on Friday 20 June 2014. The site is known as the Water Works due to its former use as a sewage works and is home to Scotland’s largest ‘flower pots’ - three 700 square metre sewage tanks which are being used as huge experimental wild flower planters.  It is situated in a former industrial area of the town which was home to Barrhead companies Shanks and Spillers dog food. More 

The Water Works now has an Action Group - you can find them on Facebook here

Grow Wild community projects

Grow Wild has awarded funding of £1,000 to £4,000 to community groups to bring people together to transform a communal spaces by sowing and growing UK native wild flowers and plants.

232 projects have been funded across the UK from 2013 -2016, all transforming spaces and promoting the importance of wild flowers.

In 2017 Grow Wild will be working with a small number of groups within the existing network, to try out some creative and unique ways of bringing even more people together through native wild flowers and plants. Watch this space! 

The Scottish community projects each have an on-line profile on the Grow Wild UK website. Find out more here