England flagship site

Meet the Grow Wild England flagship 

Grow Wild England flagship site winner Tale of Two Cities

After an exciting campaign that attracted over 65,000 votes Tale of Two Cities, a joint bid by Liverpool and Manchester, became the Grow Wild England flagship. 

Landlife, a charity based at the National Wildflower Centre at Court Hey Park, partnered with Manchester City Council, the National Trust and Friends of Everton Park and together used the £120,000 flagship award to transform prominent spaces into wild flower celebrations to connect the two historically-divided cities. 

In Liverpool, derelict and paved areas of Everton Park have been transformed with inspiring wild flower displays, some marking where the streets of a long since demolished housing estate used to stand. 

Tale of two cities Liverpool before shot
An after shot of Everton park post development
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Princess Road in Manchester looks just as charming thanks to a fantastic effort from the community. Beautiful wild flower landscapes were created along Princess Road and its linked surroundings. It is seen and enjoyed by 100,000 passers-by daily! Tale of Two Cities also recieved £15,000 in 2016 for continued activities with local people, especially focusing on those aged 12 to 25. The site has become a national example for how people and partner organisations can turn spaces into beautiful, inspiring and colourful wildlife havens.
Tale of two cities Manchester before shot
Tale of Two Cities
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Tale of Two Cities has come along leaps and bounds. Catch-up on all the activities from the Dig the City parade in Manchester to the Everton Park launch in Liverpool.


England Partnership Manager

Richard Pollard
[email protected]
020 8332 3759

Watch this space

Follow the progress of the project on its Grow Wild profile page and via Facebook and Twitter.

Read about our Scotland flagship, our Wales flagship and our Northern Ireland flagship.