The Great Big Plant Swap 28 April 11.00am-1.00pm

Be part of a global citizen science project too !

Heaton Mersey Park Top Level Richmond Road Entrance


HMVCG is hosting their annual Heaton Mersey Park Great Big Plant Swop. We are delighted to say this very much signals a return to normal post pandemic after COVID interrupted this much cherished tradition. We are taking bookings now. Just email us if you want to attend to book a site and if you can tell us a bit about what you want to trade.


Plant Trades

Bring your healthy and pest free plants and cuttings to share with others- just TRADES! These can be house or garden plants or fresh cuttings. If you bring one item, you get one back. If you bring three items, you can get three back, and so on. Label your plant with some basic care instructions if you can too.


Don’t worry if you have no plants or cuttings to swop. We have it covered. HMVCG will have plants and refreshments available for donations. So come for a chat and get a hot drink. All funds raised will support park and green space maintenance. 


Citizen Science Ideally you should label the plant and be able to share any care instructions but don’t worry if you don’t know what the plant is, one of the ‘swappers’ is sure to know and help. But just in case you can always or try out one of the many FREE plant identification apps available for smart phones. We are promoting the FREE APP  Pl@ntNet as part of a commitment to support mapping bio-diversity.   Pl@ntNet is a system based on image recognition. You need to provide it with quality images and it tells you what you have captured and logs where the plant is too.


FREE plant pots will be available in abundance if you want to split plants or just need any for home. 


The event is very informal and always popular so don’t forget to book. Just email us with an indication of what you are thinking of bringing so we can share more information nearer the time about what will be available to swop.


So far lots of Fox Gloves and Japanese Anemone, Forget Me Nots and Rudbeckia…


See you there.

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