Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Grow Wild aims to inspire communities, friends, neighbours and individuals across the UK "to come together to transform local spaces, by sowing, growing and enjoying native wild flowers".
Registration is now open, and anyone can apply for up to 20 kits. There are 100,000 free seed kits available, which once sown will help to create over one million square metres of wild flowers by summer 2016. Anyone can register on behalf of their group by filling in Grow Wild’s form at: www.growwilduk.com/seed-kit
Registration closes at midnight on 14 February 2016 and the free seed kits will be sent out in late March, in time for spring sowing. There are different native seed mixes for England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, and a bilingual kit for Wales, so participants will receive the right mix for their country.
Philip Turvil, Grow Wild’s programme manager, said: "Last year we saw people from all walks of life get together and use our seed kits to bring colour and beauty to their local spaces. From student halls to ex-service persons’ charity, groups all over the country were delighted by the wildlife attracted by their wild flower patches. This year we will give kits to another 20,000 groups. Every group taking part adds to the real impact that the Grow Wild programme can make, and together make a big difference to the people and places across the UK using native wild flowers."