Planting events

Meet other growers and get expert advice to help you get started at our special growing events:

Events coming up

Past events

Sackville Gardens

Tuesday 21st May, 10am

Plant up the city centre parks starting at Sackville Gardens, M1. Meet by the Alan Turing Statue.

MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)

Manchester, M3 4FP

Sunday 13 & Sunday 20 May, 2pm - 4pm

Free event

Come to one of MOSI's fun planting afternoons and celebrate the life of master code-breaker Alan Turing by growing a sunflower. Soil and seeds will be provided as we plant them in MOSI's very own grow boxes. All we need is your green fingers!

If you've been growing your own seedlings at home, but have nowhere to move them to plant them outside, then don't worry - bring them with you and plant them in MOSI's grox boxes!

Jodrell Bank

Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Friday 18 May, 2pm - 4pm - Free event

Help gardener, Becky, to plant a garden of sunflowers at Jodrell Bank. For more information see

International Guerrilla Sunflower Day

All around the Northern Hemisphere
Tuesday 1st May 2012, 6pm - 8pm

Join Guerrilla Gardeners from around the world to plant sunflower seeds in public places in need of brightening up. For more information see

SpinFest at The Oast House

Spinningfields, Manchester
Monday 7th May, 2pm - 5pm - Free event

Plant a Turing Sunflower at SpinFest, the free music festival aimed at families. This year's theme is American Vintage. For more information about the festival that runs over the bank holiday visit

Quarry Bank Mill

Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LA
Monday 7th May - £12 entry for adults

Plant a Turing Sunflower at Quarry Bank Mill. For more information see

Organise your own event

Get your community, workplace or school involved by hosting your own growing or counting event. It’s easy. Just download our event poster and flyer, pick a venue, register you event with us and then invite friends, colleagues and neighbours.