Vote for Plymouth to be Blooming Marvellous
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Plymouth is in the final of a £120,000 wild flower campaign from Kew Gardens. 

The Grow Wild campaign run by Kew Gardens drives forward a message of positive sustainable change and aims to bring people together through planting native wild flowers to turn unloved spaces into wildlife-friendly wild flower havens.

An exciting plan has been put forward to create a corridor of wildflowers along Armada Way – from ‘City to Sea’.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Grow Wild inspires communities, friends and neighbours to come together to transform local spaces by sowing, growing and enjoying native wild flowers.

City to Sea aims to create a striking wildflower corridor from the train station along Armada Way, connecting the city centre to the historic Hoe. The kilometre-long planting plan will open up and reconnect views along bustling Armada Way and inspire and stimulate commuters, shoppers, visitors and businesses.

City to Sea will have a mix of native wildflowers and even fruit for passers-by to enjoy.

Not only has the City to Sea flagship site the potential to transform Armada Way with colour and flowers, but the aim is to bring this strip of land alive with events for schools and the wider community through planting, bug hunts and other events designed to get more city folk to interact with nature.

Plymouth University is supporting the council-led partnership which has been successful in getting through to the final five contenders. The plan is to create a City to Sea vision which will transform Armada Way into a buzzing green events and educational space.

In order to win the funding, Plymouth needs you to vote. Voting opens on 7 October 2014 and closes 4 November 2014.

Please help Plymouth Grow Wild right in the heart of the city centre.

For more information, email Kirsty Andrews at the Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research.

Plymouth City Council news release


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