Grow Wilder

Grow Wilder

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Taking action for nature's recovery

Our mission at Grow Wilder is to bring about urgent action for the restoration of wildlife. We will do this by educating and empowering people, communities and businesses to bring about positive change through wildlife-friendly gardening and sustainable food growing. Find out ways that you can get involved today. 

Come and visit

Monday to Friday: 09:00-17:00

Café reopening coming soon!

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How to find us and essential information

Plants for Sale sign

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Wildflower nursery

Explore the wildflower nursery with a range of living seed banks on site. We sell native wildflowers grown in our nursery from responsibly collected seeds in our nature reserves. We can help you to select plants for a nature-rich garden, community project or landscaping scheme – just email us to enquire. We also welcome large scale orders, we just require a bit of notice.

Contact us 

Visit our online shop

Place a large order

Our five year strategy

Following Bristol City Council’s announcement of an ecological emergency, we want Grow Wilder to aid the urgent activity that needs to take place to enable nature's recovery.

In 2012, Grow Wilder was set up as a response to the negative impacts of modern food growing systems. Since then the site has expanded activities to become a deeply valued urban wildlife site, community hub and education centre.

Our vision

Our vision is to establish Grow Wilder as a place to engage and inspire local people and communities to support nature’s recovery. Through demonstration, learning and events, Grow Wilder will connect people with nature to restore and conserve natural habitats in Bristol and beyond.

Read our strategy

The people we work with

Volunteering at Grow Wilder

We have lots of opportunities for people to get involved with volunteering at Grow Wilder. You can submit you interest with us or you can explore our volunteering placements across the Trust. 

Grow Wilder Volunteering Form

Volunteer placements

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Grow Leader Course

Would you like a career inspiring people to engage with nature? Do you want to gain experience within the environmental sector?

We offer six-month Grow Leader Volunteer Placements for those who can offer two days a week, and an 8 week Grow Leader Course. 

Learn about ecological land management, therapeutic wildlife gardening and organic food growing with a focus on developing projects where people and wildlife can thrive.

Learn more

Frequently asked questions

Can I volunteer at Grow Wilder?

Of course! There are a few ways you can volunteer at Grow Wilder:

  1. Twice a year we take on eight volunteer Grow Leader Placements
  2. We always need people to help at our events. Email volunteer@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk and let them know which event you'd like to volunteer at.

How do I get there?

Our postcode is BS16 1HB. See where we are on Google maps.

Can you give advice about establishing wildlife gardens and wildflower planting?

Our nursery team can help you - email the nursery or drop in and see us:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and the first Saturday of the month (April – October), 9am-5pm.