In a community space

In urban environments especially, wildflowers provide food and refuge for pollinators that they may not otherwise be able to find. They're also a great way to bring colour to a space, without requiring high quality soil or too much growing experience.

It can be daunting creating and looking after a wildflower patch with a group of people, so we've got some ideas and suggestions below that may help.

Getting people together

Give people something to do

One of the best ways to make people feel welcome is to give them something to do. We've listed 10 different roles people could do to help your wildflower project.

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Food and drink!

People love to be fed. It doesn't have to be fancy: orange squash and biscuits go down a treat. Hot drinks for colder days are always welcome. And anyone that doesn't want to get their hands dirty might prefer taking on the role of chief cook and bottle washer.

Prepping your site

Things you might need (and how to get them)

If you haven't done much growing before, you may need to get your hands on some extra tools - here we run through your various options!

Assess your soil and clear the site

Before you start sowing your seeds, you may want to check that you're giving them the best home possible.

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Plan your space

Think about what you're going to do and where you're going to do it


Sowing basics

Follow our step by step guide to sowing wildflower seeds

Try sowing your seeds in containers

If you don't have any soil to work with, you may want to use containers

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Sow a heart-shaped wildflower patch

Why not sow your wildflowers in recognisable shape, like a heart-shaped patch cut out of a lawn

Activities & downloads

Here's some things you can do or print out...

Use our posters... drum up interest!

When is Spring?

Download our Springo Bingo card for people to use to tick off the signs of Spring and start sowing at the right time.

Plan a party

Have an end goal in mind and plan for the end of Summer when it's time to save the wildflower seeds and pass them on to others that may want to sow them in Autumn or next year...

Make DIY plant markers

Make plant markers with pebbles that you can use to identify plants and trees in your garden or community space.

woman in the background holds a pebble painted with a green heart and the word hazel towards the camera

Make solitary bee houses

A house for solitary bees can be made out of recycled materials, and placed anywhere, no matter where you live in the city or country. A great activity for young kids and adults alike.

Let us know how you get on! You could also join our Wildflower Growers Facebook group to share hints and tips.