Time to ‘grow’ wild as campaign says ready, steady, sow

The campaign is giving away 100,000 Grow Wild seed kits.
The campaign is giving away 100,000 Grow Wild seed kits.
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Scotland’s biggest-ever seed sowing campaign is giving away thousands of free seed kits to help people transform local spaces into beautiful, inspiring and colourful wild flower havens.

Grow Wild, supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is inspiring communities, friends, neighbours and individuals across Scotland to sow, grow and enjoy native wild flowers.

And with registration closing in five weeks, there is still time to apply and make a visible to your local area.

The seed kits are designed for people to share and anyone can apply for up to 20 kits.

In all the campaign is giving away 100,000 free seed kits, which, once sown, will help to create over one million square metres of wild flowers by summer 2016.

Each kit contains enough seeds to cover up to 10 square metres, and can be used to transform any space – from balconies to old boots, streets to shared spaces, boxes to buckets.

The kits also contain a getting started guide, DIY bee house and site markers

Last year, Grow Wild’s kits found their way to many different organisations and charities, including those that bring together families, young people, students, community wardens, homeless people, residents’ associations, wildlife groups, ex-service people, Girlguiding groups and many more.

Anyone can register on behalf of their group by filling in Grow Wild’s simple form at Grow Wild UK seed kits

Registration closes at midnight on February 14 and the free seed kits will be sent out in late March, just in time for spring sowing.

Grow Wild wants help create one million square metres of wild flowers this summer.

Grow Wild wants help create one million square metres of wild flowers this summer.