Wild 25 : Sharing the word on native wild flowers

Inverness Botanic Gardens

As part of our 25th Anniversary we are showcasing how our staff, volunteers and wider local community work together to promote and care for native wild flowers. Join us for a Summer full of fun and colour at The Botanics

Visitor Information

Inverness Botanic Gardens
Bught Lane
Inverness
Highland
IV3 5SS

Inverness Botanic Gardens is open 7 days a week all year round. Our tropical house is bursting with exotic and familiar plants and pond where koi fish keep visitors entertained. Our cactus house is one of the largest dedicated spaces for cacti and succulents in Scotland. Outside we have formal and informal planting, quiet corners and plants for sale. At our GROW project trainees create and maintain fruit, vegetables and wild flower beds. ENJOY.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

Our loyal group of volunteers are constantly looking at ways to "share the word on native wild flowers".
They are sorting out the plants we to make them available to local groups and volunteers for planting this autumn.
Saturday 22nd September Wild 25 Storytelling event for everyone - activities and fables for all. 2-4pm. Please book.
Wednesday 17th October Final celebration and mystery guest!

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Our partners

Photos of the site

Our volunteers sowing - at last!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Our seeds will be safe here

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A few of our seed varieties

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Watch this space!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Junior Botany Club bed - BEFORE!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sowing seeds at our Launch

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Watch this smile grow!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hilton Primary School

Saturday, May 5, 2018

First of Men's Shed planters

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wetland planters at the Botanics

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Inverness Ice Centre

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Knitting in public day @ IBG

Saturday, June 9, 2018

and look what they created!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Inverness Squash and Tennis Club

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Junior Botany Club

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Wild 25 at Highland Home Carers

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Margaret's cornflowers are up ...

Monday, July 2, 2018

Let's get on with it together ...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Bees LOVE Bugloss

Monday, July 16, 2018

The A Team (or should it be Bee?)

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Highland Garden Festival display

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sown in April - now in full bloom

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Culduthel Christian Centre

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Cradlehall Care Home

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lovely new space for pollinators

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Hoverfly heaven on Jean's poppy

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Acadamaidh Rioghail Inbhir Nis

Friday, August 31, 2018

Planter survived school holiday

Friday, August 31, 2018

Ragged robin in mosaic

Sunday, September 9, 2018

One of 12 tiles by our volunteers

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Margaret's patch ...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wild 25+Polli:Nation Project

Monday, September 17, 2018

Colour even in the rain

Monday, October 1, 2018

What we've been up to

What we did Date How many people took part Who was there
Hadns-on story-teilling with Suzann and Christine froim Abriachan Forest Trust. Participants made their own note books and floral flags. 22/09/2018 - 14:15 10 Mixed mainly families
Lots of Wild 25 plants went to schools attending a pollination workshop at the Highland Outdoor Learning Festival in Inverness. 17/09/2018 - 11:15 20 Mostly adults 25+
Junior Botany Club inspected their wild flower bed. Plockton Horticultural Society took some of our Ragged Robin to the wet west coast. 15/09/2018 - 11:00 25 Mixed ages
Lead by Carola and Sally our volunteers created 12 beautiful mosaics of their favourite wild flowers, to be installed in the Botanic Garden 09/09/2018 - 12:00 12 Mostly adults 25+
Two volunteers took the Wild 25 display to a public consultation about future uses of old golf course across the new road from the Botanics 05/09/2018 - 14:00 2 Mostly adults 25+
Our volunteers have sorted all the wild flower plants we have grown from seed in order to share them out over the next couple of months. 15/08/2018 - 09:45 8 Mostly adults 25+
The first Highland Garden Festival was a fantastic opportunity to "share the word" with lots of folk through chat, plants, games and more. 22/07/2018 - 11:00 250 Mixed ages
The members of the Let's Get On With It Together garden group got stuck in potting up some Tansy and Field Scabious plants. Thank you. 03/07/2018 - 14:45 6 Mostly adults 25+
Our wonderful volunteers started potting up the seedlings sown a while back. We hope these will go in planters and gardens across Inverness. 20/06/2018 - 12:00 3 Mostly adults 25+
Our Junior Botany Club members potted up some of our seedlings and took them home to care for. 16/06/2018 - 11:00 16 Mixed ages
We introduced Wild 25 to the knitters in the Gardens and challenged them to re-create our Wild 25 logo 09/06/2018 - 12:00 20 Mostly adults 25+
With wild flower plants from a Black Isle nursery our volunteers planted up our first purpose-built planters - we're all so pleased! 09/05/2018 - 12:15 8 Mostly adults 25+
We lauched Wild 25 in the Project Area at Inverness Botanic Gardens with sowing, planting and sharing our story with lots of visitors. 05/05/2018 - 11:15 50 Mostly families or children under 12
Collected nine containers made by the Mens' Shed in Inverness made specially for us. Some will go in the Botanic Gardens, and Wild 25 groups 02/05/2018 - 12:00 8 Mostly adults 25+
Sowed lots of single species seeds - such as clustered bellflower, tansy, field and devils' bit scabious, corn marigold 11/04/2018 - 11:45 8 Mostly adults 25+