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