Welcome to Grow2Know more diverse communities through horticulture Building gardens to inspire, educate, & heal whilst empowering
Welcome to Grow2Know Building gardens to inspire, educate, & heal whilst empowering
more diverse communities through horticulture
Welcome to Grow2Know Building gardens to inspire, educate, & heal whilst empowering
more diverse communities through horticulture

Our Story..

The healing power of nature in the community

Grow2Know birthed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, North Kensington, in June 2017, as community members used gardening as a means of therapy. Residents came together to green up spaces in the area that would uplift & unify through nature. These gardens would carry a legacy of hope in a time of such adversity.

A group of community members initiated the Grenfell Garden of Peace in Maxilla, North Kensington, in an unused, unloved space of land. People would walk past & share a smile, a conversation or offer to help – whether that be for 10 minutes, an hour, or a day (or more!). This has inspired community members to carry the legacy built in the aftermath of Grenfell to share the wonderful benefits of nature. Grow2Know launched in January 2020.

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Grow2Know_Our_Story

Grow2Know birthed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, North Kensington, in June 2017, as community members used gardening as a means of therapy. Residents came together to green up spaces in the area that would uplift & unify through nature. These gardens would carry a legacy of hope in a time of such adversity.

A group of community members initiated the Grenfell Garden of Peace in Maxilla, North Kensington, in an unused, unloved space of land. People would walk past & share a smile, a conversation or offer to help – whether that be for 10 minutes, an hour, or a day (or more!). This has inspired community members to carry the legacy built in the aftermath of Grenfell to share the wonderful benefits of nature. Grow2Know launched in January 2020.

Our Aims

Planting the seeds in the minds of young people

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Grow2Know aims to heal, inspire, empower & educate using horticulture – planting seeds in the minds of young people & giving them the necessary tools to make a positive impact in their communities. We aim to change the narrative & break the mould on the stereotypes of what it is like to be a gardener & what a gardener may look like, & in turn, create a more inclusive industry. We feel that gardening is a pretty cool thing to do & it is our mission to exhibit just how cool it is.

Grow2Know has a vision to reconnect people with the environment & their surroundings. 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.

Grow2Know aims to heal, inspire, empower & educate using horticulture – planting seeds in the minds of young people & giving them the necessary tools to make a positive impact in their communities. We aim to change the narrative & break the mould on the stereotypes of what it is like to be a gardener & what a gardener may look like, & in turn, create a more inclusive industry. We feel that gardening is a pretty cool thing to do & it is our mission to exhibit just how cool it is.

Grow2Know has a vision to reconnect people with the environment & their surroundings. 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.

Our News

Hear what we have to say in our weekly blog

We are always talking about what matters to us and are frequently in the press. We also write a blog to help connect people and share great ideas with a wider audience. Please feel free to get in touch, we are happy to help share thoughts through our community and help collaborate on really great ideas. Here’s the latest from our blog. 

Whose London: Tayshan Hayden-Smith

Guardian17th October 2020: Designers have taken inspiration from the great outdoors this autumn, turning to all-weather clothes, smocks...

Whose London: Tayshan Hayden-Smith

Guardian17th October 2020: Designers have taken inspiration from the great outdoors this autumn, turning to all-weather clothes, smocks...