At home or in a garden

woman with long red hair sowing seeds from a white packet in a garden patchWildflowers provide a wonderful refuge for bees and other insects, helping to pollinate the rest of your garden. Their seeds do not need high quality soil or compost: they're hardy plants, which means they can cope with conditions in which other plants would not thrive.

Sowing ideas

Sowing basics

Follow our step by step guide to sowing wildflower seeds

Sow a heart-shaped wildflower patch

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

photo taken from above showing a heart shape cut into a lawn with a young woman smiling up at the camera

Try sowing your seeds in containers

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

 

Activities & downloads

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

When is Spring?

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

Make DIY plant markers

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

Make a solitary bee house

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 bundle of dowling tied with blue string

Make a bug house planter

Made out of scraps of timber and other natural materials, it can provide a perfect place to sow some of your Grow Wild wild flower seeds and provide five-star accommodation for visiting bugs and insects. 

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