Gardens for Life

We design, build and collaborate on gardens for human wellbeing
and the natural world

Our Impact

Non-profit, garden design with a purpose

With community-based participation at its centre, Grow2Know aims to take a placemaking approach which will result in the creation of gardens the public, residents & community can be proud of – contributing to people’s health, happiness, & well-being. Not only do we see gardening as a tool to flourish, but we see it as an art – the soil being the blank canvas & the plants are the strokes of colour bringing the art to life.

We take on projects large and small so please get in touch. Together we can create a garden that counts.

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American proverb

We take on projects large and small so please get in touch. Together we can create a garden that counts.

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American proverb

Environment

With the climate of the Earth hurtling in the wrong direction, Grow2Know is uncompromising on our stance to action change on the way we live our lives. It is essential, not only for us, but for future generations to come that we educate, create awareness & adapt the way we live. We need to move towards a more sustainable world.
 
As we are based in London, we feel we have a duty to lead & set an example to combat massive issues such as toxic air, threats to our green spaces, & the adverse effects of climate change which all pose major risks to the health and wellbeing of Londoners.

Environment

With the climate of the Earth hurtling in the wrong direction, Grow2Know is uncompromising on our stance to action change on the way we live our lives. It is essential, not only for us, but for future generations to come that we educate, create awareness & adapt the way we live. We need to move towards a more sustainable world.
 
As we are based in London, we feel we have a duty to lead & set an example to combat massive issues such as toxic air, threats to our green spaces, & the adverse effects of climate change which all pose major risks to the health and wellbeing of Londoners.

Health and Wellbeing

Nature can be the biggest healer in many ways. Grow2Know was birthed as community members used gardening as therapy after the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. Nature has a profound effect on people’s mental health, physical health & their well-being. It is our mission to explore the many ways we can engage with people to give access to the many benefits nature has to offer – especially after the emphasis & rise on mental health issues during & post the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and Wellbeing

Nature can be the biggest healer in many ways. Grow2Know was birthed as community members used gardening as therapy after the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. Nature has a profound effect on people’s mental health, physical health & their well-being. It is our mission to explore the many ways we can engage with people to give access to the many benefits nature has to offer – especially after the emphasis & rise on mental health issues during & post the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity

Grow2Know is determined to give opportunity & access to more diverse communities nationwide. We believe that gardening should be at the forefront of a young person’s educational experience, irrespective of their circumstance, colour & socio-economic background. Many young people don’t currently have consistent access to green spaces – if you live on the 20th floor of a tower block what reason do you have to currently get involved in gardening? It is Grow2Know’s mission to adapt gardening to suit & excite the hardest to reach communities through horticulture.
 
Gardening in the media & TV is currently very unrepresentative of diverse communities. We feel that young people from all backgrounds need to be able to relate & feel inspired through horticulture. Grow2Know hope to drive that change to make the horticultural industry more inclusive.

Diversity

Grow2Know is determined to give opportunity & access to more diverse communities nationwide. We believe that gardening should be at the forefront of a young person’s educational experience, irrespective of their circumstance, colour & socio-economic background. Many young people don’t currently have consistent access to green spaces – if you live on the 20th floor of a tower block what reason do you have to currently get involved in gardening? It is Grow2Know’s mission to adapt gardening to suit & excite the hardest to reach communities through horticulture.
 
Gardening in the media & TV is currently very unrepresentative of diverse communities. We feel that young people from all backgrounds need to be able to relate & feel inspired through horticulture. Grow2Know hope to drive that change to make the horticultural industry more inclusive.

Food Security

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the massive food security issues that run deep in this country. It breaks our heart that many young people will not know where their next meal might come from. Grow2Know is keen to revolutionise the way we source our food. Through creative & innovative projects, we hope to showcase sustainable systems that will modernise our approach, making us more efficient & less wasteful. 
 
Based in London, we are excited to explore Urban Farming methods to learn from & collaborate with the many other organisations worldwide that are leading in this field. We feel strongly about ensuring that everyone can have access to fresh, healthy, locally grown foods.

Food Security

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the massive food security issues that run deep in this country. It breaks our heart that many young people will not know where their next meal might come from. Grow2Know is keen to revolutionise the way we source our food. Through creative & innovative projects, we hope to showcase sustainable systems that will modernise our approach, making us more efficient & less wasteful. 
 
Based in London, we are excited to explore Urban Farming methods to learn from & collaborate with the many other organisations worldwide that are leading in this field. We feel strongly about ensuring that everyone can have access to fresh, healthy, locally grown foods.

Education

Education is the catalyst to change & is key to progress. Grow2Know hopes to see the day where gardening or horticultural studies are embedded in the school curriculum as compulsory topics. Being amongst nature makes you feel good. Tending to plants brings a sense of responsibility. Not only would horticultural studies benefit people as individuals, but it would also benefit people as communities as well as the environment. There is a massive gap in the curriculum for this & it is our mission to make it a reality as soon as possible.

Education

Education is the catalyst to change & is key to progress. Grow2Know hopes to see the day where gardening or horticultural studies are embedded in the school curriculum as compulsory topics. Being amongst nature makes you feel good. Tending to plants brings a sense of responsibility. Not only would horticultural studies benefit people as individuals, but it would also benefit people as communities as well as the environment. There is a massive gap in the curriculum for this & it is our mission to make it a reality as soon as possible.

Placemaking

With community-based participation at its center, Grow2Know will engage with & initiate a placemaking process which capitalises on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, resulting in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people’s health, happiness, & well being. Ensuring that functioning community spaces are influenced by the same community members in the design build process is so powerful when it comes to the legacy & the long term purpose of the space.

Placemaking

With community-based participation at its center, Grow2Know will engage with & initiate a placemaking process which capitalises on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, resulting in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people’s health, happiness, & well being. Ensuring that functioning community spaces are influenced by the same community members in the design build process is so powerful when it comes to the legacy & the long term purpose of the space.

Design

At Grow2Know we see gardens as a piece of art. The soil is a blank canvas & the different plants are the paint strokes bringing life, colour & vibrancy. There is something really fulfilling about a design-build process which gives a sense of achievement & pride. Not only does Grow2Know aim to design gardens for life, but we also hope to inspire the next generation of garden designers & landscapers.

Design

At Grow2Know we see gardens as a piece of art. The soil is a blank canvas & the different plants are the paint strokes bringing life, colour & vibrancy. There is something really fulfilling about a design-build process which gives a sense of achievement & pride. Not only does Grow2Know aim to design gardens for life, but we also hope to inspire the next generation of garden designers & landscapers.

Careers

Careers within the horticultural industry aren’t as sought after as those in other industries – in fact, people actually aren’t aware of the many jobs available to them. The lack of knowledge = lack of option = a lack of opportunity! Grow2Know hopes to bring the various careers to the forefront to create awareness & inspire positive pathways in the horticultural industry. We aim to collaborate with industry leaders & educational institutions to connect young people from qualification to career. 

 

Careers

Careers within the horticultural industry aren’t as sought after as those in other industries – in fact, people actually aren’t aware of the many jobs available to them. The lack of knowledge = lack of option = a lack of opportunity! Grow2Know hopes to bring the various careers to the forefront to create awareness & inspire positive pathways in the horticultural industry. We aim to collaborate with industry leaders & educational institutions to connect young people from qualification to career.