We're a non-profit community group to increase biodiversity in Wigan

We aim to help residents, other community groups and the council to focus on bringing wild bees and wildlife to our urban spaces. 

We offer free seeds seasonally and free bulbs in Autumn as well as working on a number of community spaces, improving them for visitors and local wildlife. 

Sow Wildflower Seeds

Sow wildflower seeds and plants that are perfect for pollinators and wildlife

Stop Using Chemicals

Stop using harmful weed killers such as glyphosate and pesticides 

Let Grasses Grow

Reduce mowing in around Wigan Borough, and our gardens to allow nature to thrive

Reduce Litter

Pick up litter and reduce litter being thrown to protect wildlife and our waterways. 

Give it a Grow

Learn about some of thew work we're doing around Wigan Borough

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Give it a Grow Wigan is Community group to make Wigan bee-friendly and increase biodiversity in our town.

The majority of bees species are in decline in the UK, but they are vital for our ecosystem.

They’re responsible for pollinating plants and all of our fruit and veg, we rely on them. Wild species are also integral to the broader British ecosystem. We want to increase native wildflower areas in Wigan and encourage pollinators and wildlife to come back.

The decline in most bee species in the UK is due to loss of habitat, but disease, extreme weather, and pesticides also play a role.

With a government derivative of house building in the Wigan Borough, we will only lose more of our natural spaces over the coming years, so we need to make the space we have work harder.

Recently, there has been amazing work restoring many of the older coal mining and industrial areas of town, with many rich and beautiful natural spaces, including Amberswood, Low Hall, Wigan Flashes, the Leeds Liverpool Canal, Bickershaw and many more. For this, we are so grateful.

With this campaign, we want to focus on the urban environment within Wigan Borough – our day to day streets, parks and gardens. These smaller central spaces add up to the considerable potential for increased wild areas, and can provide vital wildlife corridors for many insect species and birds that eat them.

We want to raise awareness of the importance of urban areas for pollinators and create more flower-rich habitats.

The proposed plan is two-fold; it consists of work that we, volunteers, community groups and residents can do, but also tasks and ideas for Wigan Council to implement.

The aim is to be a group community effort, where everyone can feel empowered to join in and reap the benefits.

March News Update

Our progress

Some of our progress in quick numbers.

If you want to help out, you can also donate to our campaign, we are completely non-profit – all donations go towards providing a better service, improving green spaces and planting more plants!


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Apple Day

Hi everyone! We’re hosting our very first Apple Day at the Community Garden. Apple Day 24th September at St Anne’s Community Garden from 1pm to about 2:30pm Free fun for all the family. Pick the garden applesTry tasty apple cakesand have a go at printing with apples We might also be able to make apple […]




Seed Share – 26th April

Hi everyone! Here’s our first seed share and swap for 2023. We have plenty of seeds to offer, all kinds of vegetables and flowers as well as our own wildflower seeds. If you have some you’d like to share with the community that’s great, but very much optional, you can just come and take some […]




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