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
Now open at weekends with café!
A beautiful oasis giving us a "Wave of Hope". Well structured and organised. My sister and I will be back. All the staff very approachable and friendly... blessings of bird song to all...
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.
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 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.
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 your interest with us or you can explore our volunteering placements across the Trust.
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.