"Possibly the most whimsical yet political intervention." -- Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History on House of Wayward Plants
Wayward facilitates large-scale plant exchanges and adoption events for unwanted plants. Since 2006, our plant exchanges have emerged in major museums, festivals, farmers markets, throughout our urban garden projects and as an important tool for community engagement and stakeholder consultation. Our exchanges are an irreverant, warm, meaningful and engaging vehicle to connect people through plants and their stories.
In 2016, Wayward built a relationship has become the Official Reuse Partner for the Royal Horticulture Society. In the past three years we have rehomed tens of thousands of plants, trees and materials to community groups and schools from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in partnership with Barking Riverside and the landscape contractor DF Clark. We are now building a long-term partnership with the National Trust to establish a base and innovative reuse centre for the House of Wayward Plants at Morden Hall Park, starting with a 2018 reuse initiative of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, and a week of plant adoptions and engagement as part of the first London National Park City Week.