A daily dose of nature has been proven to make us feel good, yet busy urban centers like London can make the green outdoors feel far away. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Bring nature nearer by creating a green patch at home. Whether you have a garden, windowsill or bedside table, there's always room to #GiveItAGrow and help make your city greener and wilder. 

Not a green bone in your body? Not to worry, growing is all about trowel and error, and we've got the tips to get you started. 

1) Ready? Set. Grow.

Head over to the #GiveItAGrow website to find lots of simple tips and ideas including tips on growing plants from seeds, attracting wildlife to your garden and growing herbs indoors. Ready? Let's grow! 

Want to dig deeper? Sign up to the #GiveItAGrow newsletter to get simple growing tips straight to your inbox. 

2) Make your own plant pot

Plants need a home to grow in, but pots and containers can be expensive and are often made of plastic. Save money and waste by making your own plant pot from things you have at home. Empty milk cartons, yoghurt pots, strawberry punnets, tin cans and more can be turned into perfect homes for your plants with a few simple steps. Click here for a step-by-step guide to making your own plant pot.

3) Show how you #GiveItAGrow  

Sown seeds in an old biscuit tin or turned worn wellies into a wildflower meadow? We'd love to see how you #GiveItAGrow, whatever your space. Join the conversation on Twitter or Instagram.

The difference made 

We worked with the Mayor of London to give away 10,000 planting kits to Londoners at IKEA Greenwich, and selected B&Q and Starbucks stores, with 18 collection points in total.

We had great response to the communications campaign, with more than 5800 people signing up to the #GiveItAGrow newsletter, 43,000 unique visits to the campaign website, and a Twitter reach of more than 2.9 million.

Read our full impact report online here

#GiveItAGrow aims to make London greener and wilder and is part of the Mayor of London's ongoing commitment to making London a National Park City. It's supported by IKEA, Starbucks and B&Q.