Our mission

Grow Wild transforms spaces and changes lives through UK native wildflowers and fungi.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Through us millions of people are doing something positive where they live; connecting with wildflowers, fungi and places around them, taking notice of nature, getting active, learning new things and sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm. 

We believe that this simple act of creativity can turn spaces into beautiful, inspiring and colourful wildlife havens; encouraging people to care for and delight in the nature around them.

Kew’s Grow Wild initiative has eight distinct activity areas delivered online and on-the-ground across the UK. Find out more about them here.

Why UK native wildflowers?

In the UK we’re lucky to have some amazing wildflowers, but they're in danger: we have lost 97% of wildflower meadows since the 1930s.

This not only means less colour in our lives but it's impacting on populations of butterflies, bees, pollinating bugs and birds. We believe that the simple act of sowing UK native wildflowers can make a difference - and that it can bring neighbourhoods together, connect people to nature and boost our wellbeing.

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Summer wildflower meadow of Papaver - Poppies, Leucanthemum - Ox-Eye Daisies and Chrysanthemum segetum - Corn Marigolds and Centaurea cyanus - Cornflowers

Photo © Jan Smith – GAP Photos

Last updated 2 March 2018