Here you can keep up to date with our projects and progress. These are confirmed or completed projects, and there are many more in discussion; we will keep this page regularly updated, so do check back!
Once our flowers are in bloom this summer we will also have plenty more photos!
Free wildflower seeds
We were founded in Feb 2021 and immediately started our campaign to give out free wildflower seeds to kick start action.
This offer really took off!! A lot more than we expected to be honest! And so it took quite a while to get it done in time for Spring. But we managed just about.
To date, we have delivered over 750 packs of seeds to residents throughout Wigan borough, and we hope to continue these each sowing season (Spring and Autumn) please look out for our social posts if you missed last season.
We had a digging day with the lovely folk at Friends of Atherton Cemetery, at a section in unused land by the entrance to the cemetery and sowed wildflowers seeds suited to a partially shady spot.
St Ann's Community Garden
We also created a small Wildflower meadow at St Ann’s Community Garden in Beech Hill, Wigan. This area was very weedy and overgrown! It took a good while to clear it best we could to make way for delicate wildflowers flowers to grow.
Wigan Wildlife Watch Video
We launched our Wigan Wildlife Watch Video project.
We’re crowdsourcing video footage from all over the borough for a short film celebrating the abundance of nature we have right here on our doorstep. We need your help to make this film!
We’ve had all kinds of great videos so far including hedgehogs, tawny owl chicks, a variety of bees, insects and starlings. If you would like to be a part of our film please read more here
We’re currently creating a Wildlife pond at St Ann’s Community garden in Beech Hill, Wigan. This beautiful new community pond will be a perfect little haven for insects, frogs and maybe newts in time! We’re looking forward to seeing who visits. It will also give little a mental health boost to any visitors to the garden.
Helping residents project launched
The Helping Residents project is just starting, but we are currently looking at ways to help residents with their ‘ backs/alley’ – however you call them! Often an eyesore and not used much we want to transform these spaces.
We’re working with residents to build planters, plant flowers, clean up their spaces, and think about them differently.
Plant sale launches
Early this year, we started to grow our own peat-free, chemical (pesticide and herbicide) free plants. To show people what beauty there is in flowers beyond the normal bedding annuals you see so often.
We grow and sell small batches of hardy annuals, native plants, and perennials that are great for pollinators. Importantly, we want these plants to be low cost.
They will be available for sale shortly; we’re just figuring the logistics.
If you have an idea for a project – whether in your garden, a community area or the backs, please get in touch. And if you would like to donate, to help us achieve more, that would be massively appreciated.
We work entirely on a non-profit basis, we just want to make our towns and urban green spaces work better for everyone.
Ways to Get Involved
If you’d like to see some of benefits of better green space in your neighbourhood, then head to our Get involved page.
It’s full of ideas to get started making your own wild patch, or how you can help in the community.