Growing Flowers for Free in Lockdown

The Royal Hospital School (RHS) has been sending out packets of wildflower seeds to people throughout the UK since lockdown began.

The bee and butterfly-friendly seeds are part of the school’s Grow with Us campaign which has an environmental and wellbeing focus. As well as planting a tree for every new pupil joining the school, it also gives visitors to RHS wildflower seeds instead of more traditional branded merchandise.
RHS felt that giving people seeds to grow and nurture over the coming weeks, be it in a garden or a pot on a windowsill that are wildlife-friendly, would provide a welcome distraction.

The offer was made on Facebook and within a day most of the seeds had been claimed with requests for them coming in ever since. RHS is now asking people to post pictures of their wildflower seeds as they begin to grow.

For more information on the Grow with Us campaign, visit: www.royalhospitalschool.org/growwithus.

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