Our mission

Grow Wild brings people together to value and enjoy UK native wildflowers and fungi.

We inspire millions of positive actions for our future environment by enabling new learning, community connections and wellbeing benefits.

Our activities inspire people to grow together, learn about nature and give back through volunteering; all of which improve wellbeing and transform urban spaces.

We support children, young people and adults, especially those unengaged with nature and living in urban and disadvantaged areas.

 

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A child leans over to look at a flower in a city community garden, London

 

Why do we focus on UK native wildflowers and fungi?

In the UK we’re lucky enough to have some amazing wildflowers, but we’re in danger of losing them as their natural habitats disappear. This means less colour in our lives, less shelter for wildlife and less food for butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

Wildflowers are perfect for spaces where the soil may not be in the best shape. They’re also easier to grow than many other plants and flowers, so are an excellent way to introduce people who may never have sown seeds before to the joys of growing.

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A field of wildflowers in bloom

 

Fungi are crucial to life on Earth. And yet they're not well understood – it's estimated that as many as 90 per cent of fungal species are still yet to be discovered!

At Grow Wild we want to help raise awareness and understanding of fungi, and from this hopefully inspire the next generation of mycologists (fungi experts). 

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Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) fungus growing
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