About our flagship sites
From 2013-15, Grow Wild ran competitions to identify one flagship project each in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
These projects would be large scale, ambitious projects to completely transform and rejuvenate large, often unloved, community spaces. And in so doing bring the communities themselves together in this shared venture.
Potential projects made video applications, which were then voted on by the public. Over 100,000 votes were cast and the winners chosen. Winning projects were awarded £120,000 for the project and another £15,000 to maintain the resulting site.
Grow Wild flagship sites each tell a local story, which has the power to resonate nationally and inspire others. Since they began, they have attracted widespread attention, helping to champion wildflowers, pollinators and the vibrancy of nature.