River of Flowers: York

Wild City

In 2014, River of Flowers grows even more wild in York thanks to Artists Project Earth, which has funded the Wild City Project to develop a River of Flowers in three UK cities: Bristol, Manchester and York!

Artists Project Earth is a collective of artists, scientists, journalists, environmentalists, film makers and authors, who believe passionately in raising awareness about what climate change means to the world and in educating and helping people to overcome the obstacles to achieving a low carbon lifestyle. Greening the city is one way to do this. Plants cool, clean, soften and beautify the urban landscape and make it fit for people. Growing wildflowers and wild flowering trees makes it fit for pollinators. 

Our partners in York, include Buglife, the largest invertebrate organisation in Europe and tireless supporters of our essential insects, which is creating a B-Lines through Yorkshire, Dig In!, a food growing project run by the enterprising Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, and the Friends of St Nicholas Fields based at their wonderful Environment Centre, who will be restoring an urban meadow.