Our mission and impact

Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew). The programme takes Kew’s message outside the walls of our two botanic gardens, reaching new and different audiences. We’re supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, and through private and public contributions.

Through Grow Wild, Kew is inspiring millions of people to grow as a group, get active, learn about and engage with nature, and give back through volunteering. All of which can improve health and wellbeing, as well as urban and unloved spaces across the UK.

Grow Wild plays an integral part of Kew’s strategic priorities helping to create and deliver an outstanding outreach proposition, which will help Kew achieve its vision of a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.

Our mission

Grow Wild’s mission is to bring people together to value and enjoy wildflowers and fungi.

Our impact and scale

We bring people together by encouraging them to connect through nature. We inspire them to learn why native plants and fungi matter and we empower them to share their experiences with those around them.

Grow Wild provides communities with the resources and skills to transform spaces and change lives, spreading our message far and wide as to why native plants and fungi are so important to the future of humankind.

Click here for infographics showing the scale and impact of Grow Wild activites.

Click here to read case study stories about Grow Wilders.

Across the UK

Map of UK with detail of activities by Grow Wild in England Wales Northern Ireland and Scotland