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Public to choose sites for a £100,000 green makeover - 24 May 2013

Kew Gardens and the Big Lottery Fund launch new Grow Wild project with calls for the public to nominate flagship UK sites.

This Bank Holiday weekend marks the start of a £10.5 million campaign, Grow Wild – funded by the Big Lottery Fund – aims to inspire people to get together to transform unloved urban sites, gardens and windowsills into wildlife-friendly wild flower patches.

The first stage in the campaign is a call for people to nominate unloved or neglected sites, particularly in urban areas, throughout the UK for a Grow Wild makeover. The four winning sites – one each in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - will each receive a £100,000 to create an inspiring space using UK native plants for everyone to enjoy for years to come.

Nominations for Grow Wild sites should be made via the website at: www.growwilduk.com Closing date: 9 June 2013. The winners will be announced in the autumn of 2013.