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Grow Wilder is a nature reserve, urban farm and exceptionally wholesome day out on the outskirts of Bristol. The aim here isn’t just to create a space where the UK’s flora and fauna flourish, it is also a place where people thrive.
As part of the Avon Wildlife Trust, a local charity working to protect wildlife and inspire a love of all things green in the West of England, Grow Wilder wears many hats. From a community-run food growing site and wildflower nursery to a popular destination for school trips and adult education courses in field ecology and wild skills. As you meander through the lush vegetation, you will pass a Forest Garden peppered with perennial fruit and nut trees, three lively ponds, and the Living Seed Bank, a kind of living library where seeds are responsibly collected and grown. The whole site is proof of the value of nature on people’s well-being, education and career development. By the time you leave Grow Wilder, you’ll have an armful of lovingly grown native plants to nurture in your own patch, a head full of wildlife-friendly gardening advice and you’ll be buzzing with nature-induced endorphins.
Monday to Friday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) and the first Saturday of the month for special open days
Garden audio tours
Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.
Feed Bristol Frenchay Park Rd Bristol GB BS16 1HB