"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. Through our Halfway Homes for Wayward Plants, we gather stories about communities and their relationship to nature.
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 with the Royal Horticulture Society to become the Official Reuse Partner for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, rehoming thousands of plants and materials. In 2017, this relationship continued in partnership with Barking Riverside, DF Clark and Futurecity to establish a recycling centre for plants and landscape materials that supports community green spaces and school gardens across London.