Give a plant

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Give a plant to a friend, colleague or neighbour to brighten up their day and pass on the joy of growing.

How it works:

  1. You can gift pretty much any healthy, pest-free plant - either as a whole plant or as a cutting, which will magically grow into a new one.

    Scroll down to watch Patch Plants handy guide for taking a cutting.

  2. Download a Give A Plant card and use this to give the lucky new plant owner some handy caring tips.

  3. Save money and waste by giving your plant in a homemade plant pot made from things you have at home. Click here for a step-by-step guide.

  4. Share a photo of your plant gift tagging #GiveAPlant and #GiveItAGrow - we’d love to see it.

  5. Encourage your pals to Give a Plant to someone too. Together we can make our city greener and wilder.


Want to take it further?


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Host a plant swap 

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Got extra plants that you’re looking to re-home or want to add to your plant family? Want to help make your community greener and wilder?

Host a plant swap and bring plant-fans in your community together to share the joy of growing.

You can go as small or as big as you want - from organising a plant swap with a couple of friends to running a public event.

To get you started we’ve put together a simple guide filled with top tips for planning, promoting and running your plant swap.

Got feedback on the guide or hosting a plant swap in your community? Get in touch - we’d love to hear from you.


Giving a part of a plant that will grow into a new one might sound like magic, but it actually works magically. Watch how it’s done with this quick video guide from Patch Plants.

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