Do you love Gardens but hate weeds? Think again!
Did you know that bees depend on weeds for survival? Pollinators such as bees are vital to humans in many ways. They help us boost our wellbeing by helping the natural environment thrive and help fight climate change as part of the lifecycle of CO2 absorbing plants! They require weeds for shelter, food and nesting sites - which coincidently also happen to be some of the UK's best wildflowers.
What is a weed anyway?
Join Grow Wild as they investigate weeds: discovering their value to pollinators, how they are used for medicine and understand what qualities they possess to allow them to survive and thrive in the toughest environments.
Discover the secrets of weeds through amazing works of art that showcase their natural beauty. Find out more here >>
Don't judge a Weed by its cover!
Grow Wild wants you to be inspired by the beauty of weeds. By signing up with the link below, you will receive a stunning botanical illustration every day in May to see weeds in a whole new light!
Grow Wild inspires people to grow as a group, get active, learn about nature and give back through volunteering. All of these things can improve health and wellbeing, as well as transform unloved urban spaces across the UK.
Grow Wild gives out both seed and fungus kits, as well as guidance and support on how to grow wildflowers, introducing people who may never have sown seeds before to the joys of growing, pollinators and the vibrancy of nature.
Grow Wild also runs annual grants and campaigns, which are targetted towards community groups, young people and disadvantaged adults who want to run projects that bring people together around growing wildflowers and fungi.
Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of Kew Gardens. It inspires people to change lives and transform spaces through UK-native wildflowers and fungi.
Grow Wild is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, using National Lottery funding, and through private and public contributions.
Visit Grow Wild's website to find out the latest ways to get involved and check out the latest youth and community-led projects supported by Grow Wild across the UK.
Be inspired. Get involved. Together we Do More!