Green-fingered folk from across Scarborough borough joined Growing Opportunities at The Street on Sunday 29 April to sow some of the wildflowers given to them by Kew Gardens’ Grow Wild project.

Grow Wild transforms spaces and changes lives through UK native wildflowers and fungi. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Through it millions of people are doing something positive where they live; connecting with wildflowers, fungi and places around them, taking notice of nature, getting active, learning new things and sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm.

Dozens of groups locally took up Grow Wild’s offer of a free wildflower growing kit and the aim of the event was to bring these groups together.

Ben Fisher, Grow Wild North England Engagement Manager, was on hand to provide some expert advice and was delighted to see so many groups taking part in the project on the Yorkshire Coast.

The wildflowers will attract bees and butterflies to the Street Garden and boosts Growing Opportunities and Coast And Vale Community Action’s work to transform the area into a people and wildlife-friendly space.

If you missed out on the original offer of the free Grow Wild seed kits don’t despair. We are hoping to get in a few extra kits which CaVCA will distribute locally. Watch this space or contact [email protected] for more details.