Grow Wild, the body behind Kew Gardens, is running a quiz and Twitter campaign to raise awareness of UK native wildflowers by mimicking dating apps
The team at Grow Wild are hoping love will bloom this Valentine’s Day – for the UK’s wildflowers. They are running a tongue-in-cheek quiz and Twitter campaign using the language of dating apps, to try to persuade people to fall for one of six wildflowers.
Participants are asked to answer a series of questions before being matched with a flower. For example, people matched with red campion read: “I’m a bright and bubbly wildflower with an innocent charm and glamorous take on life. Don’t let my delicate good looks fool you, however – I’m as at home on the wastelands as I am in fancier soil. Looking for a beau as perennial as I am, as I’m only in it for the long term.”
Don’t let my delicate good looks fool you, however – I’m as at home on the wastelands as I am in fancier soil
The result for upright hedge parsley reads: “What’s up, right? If you want a straightforward, dependable and uber low-key date this Valentine’s, then look no further! What I lack in airs and graces I make up for tenfold in levels of chill. I can grow like a weed nearly anywhere.”
People are then asked to share their results to social media using the hashtag #FindAFlowerToLove
“It’s all very tongue-in-cheek, but we’re hoping that our alternative Valentine’s messaging could resonate with people,” said a Grow Wild spokeswoman.
Try the quiz here
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