Our Flower Patch

Inspiring a new generation of growers

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Growing for Gold (from March 6th)

Sunflower with bees at Our Flower Patch

A cheery Sunflower busy with bees at Our Flower Patch.

Glorious sunflowers! What could be better? Free sunflower seeds? Well yes… that would be good! The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are giving away free packs of mixed sunflower seeds to celebrate 50 years of Britain in Bloom. Seeds are available on a first-come first-served basis. To qualify you must be registered for one of the following


  • Bloom (all Bloom groups can apply for seeds – regional and national)
  • It’s Your Neighbourhood
  • RHS Affiliated Societies
  • RHS Campaign for School Gardening

and complete an online form before 26th March 2014. For more details see here.


Our members will receive calendula and eschscholzia seeds as part of their starter packs of seeds when they join Our Flower Patch. These are amongst other golden or yellow plants recommended as perfect for pollinators in the list produced to help celebrate the golden anniversary.