Re-wilding Barrow

Art Gene

Creating a better place for people and wildlife. Working with communities to plant out native wildflowers on our field and beyond to raise awareness of our local natural assets and develop an online creative booklet.

Visitor Information

Mill Lane
Walney
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14 3XX

Everybody can enjoy our field. Our site is situated on Mill Lane, Walney, LA14 3XX opposite the fire station. There is a lay-by opposite the gate where you can park. Look out for our Walney Community Growing Space and information sign. The site is open to public on weekly volunteer days and events.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

Meeting every Friday on Walney Community Growing Space. Everybody welcome. Get involved in community gardening, planting and practical work. Learn new skills, make new friends. Free refreshments provided.

Go wild on Walney and join us on our Wild Wednesdays! A summer of free family outdoor nature activities every week to immerse yourselves in our local wildlife. Please contact to book your place.

Get in touch

Contact information

If you would like to volunteer, get involved or organise an educational activity or practical workshop for your school or community group, contact Eve : Call 01229 825085 or email [email protected] Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/185818368737544/?ref=bookmarks and visit Walney Community Growing Space: https://www.facebook.com/groups/810021599115381/

Our partners

Photos of the site

Polytunnel + wildflower site work

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Volunteers sowing wildflowers

Friday, May 3, 2019

Local Walney Geranium in bloom

Friday, May 10, 2019

Lots of visiters to our site

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Spring well and truly sprung

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Bee bombs!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Event in town

Friday, June 7, 2019

Volunteers- Big Plant Out

Friday, June 21, 2019

Wild Wednesday- wildflowers/craft

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Matchbox insect making

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Volunteers re-potting wildflowers

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Coastal wildlife

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Foraging fresh herbs

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wildflower booklet workshops

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Wildflower booklet workshops

Friday, September 13, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
More wildflower drawing, printing & photography workshops were held by artist Hannah to produce the bespoke booklet with public and schools. 07/10/2019 - 09:30 53 Mostly families or children under 12
We celebrated the end of Wild Wednesday summer events with a bushcraft and foraging morning. 28/08/2019 - 10:30 24 Mixed mainly families
School children took part in a creative workshop to help create images and writing for wildflower digitl booklet. 17/09/2019 - 09:30 60 Mostly families or children under 12
Volunteers from Walney Growing Space,local committee + youth group have been busy propagating and planting out wildflowers in our local area 06/08/2019 - 15:00 36 Mixed ages
We got the wider community involved in local wildlife and the project by exploring the coastal life on Earnse Bay. 07/08/2019 - 10:30 37 Mixed ages
Bee Active- we promoted the importance of pollinators through dispersing seeds bombs, pollinator hunting and matchbox insect making. 31/07/2019 - 10:30 28 Mostly families or children under 12
We engaged new families to our project through a wild flower foray, writing poetry and making wildflower prints with local poet Kate Davis. 24/07/2019 - 10:30 23 Mostly families or children under 12
This event brought wildflowers into the urban core working with local residents group to green their playground. 07/06/2019 - 11:15 14 Mixed mainly families
Many hands have been getting mudding seed sowing and making wildflower bee bombs around Barrow Borough 31/05/2019 - 17:00 76 Mostly families or children under 12
We promoted the project by inviting 3 schools and 2 groups to learn about our amazing local wildflowers and insects we already have on site 30/04/2019 - 09:30 120 Mixed ages