Grow Wild England flagship in November 2014

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The plans by Landlife, partnered with Manchester City Council, the National Trust and Friends of Everton Park, to create bold public Grow Wild landscapes on a grand scale in both cities are now coming to fruition. 

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Community chipping in
Children of the communty
Following successful community seed sowing events back in the spring, involving local residents, schools and volunteers (pictured above), swathes of wild flowers are now flourishing in spaces such as Everton Park in Liverpool and around Manchester’s Princess Parkway. Feast your eyes below. 

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The community with the beautiful flowers
To launch the project, a free family event entitled Take a Walk on the Wildside will bring Everton Park alive on Saturday 18 July, from 10.30am to 7pm. As well as enjoying the wild flower-filled spaces and stunning views over Liverpool, the event will be packed with live music, entertainment and creative workshops. 

Find out more over on the National Wildflower Centre’s website.

There’s another not-to-be-missed event to celebrate Tale of Two Cities. As part of Grow Wild’s summer roadshow, the team will be at the Dig the City, Manchester’s garden summer festival from Friday 31 July to Thursday 6 August. Pop along to meet the team on Exchange Street; pick up a free packet of Grow Wild seeds (while stocks last) and explore our street art shed and creative wild flower spaces.

More details on Tale of Two Cities can be found at growwilduk.com, nwc.org.uk and by following @GrowTwoCities and @FOEP10 .