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Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture.

An Overview of Gardening

If you want to stay fit, keep a firm grip on the health of your hands and benefit from fresh air, then gardening is the thing for you.

Gardening is a great way to help adults and older adults reach their recommended 2 1/2 hours of physical activity each week. Even 20 minutes mowing the lawn, or heavy gardening for 30 minutes all helps!

Benefits

Gardening can have a positive impact on physical, mental and emotional well-being. Gardening provides a work out for the respiratory and cardiovascular systems and can improve strength, endurance and flexibility, helping to prevent problems such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

Increasing exposure to greenspace has been linked to a reduction in reported health problems, reduced levels of obesity, increased physical activity, improved mental health and reduced health inequalities.

Involvement

Spring is a good time to begin growing and digging. Gardeners spend most of the summer watering, weeding, and watching young plants grow. Autumn is a good time to plant trees, shrubs, bulbs, and some perennials. There are many beginner guides available on the internet to get you started.

Adaptations and Equipment

Basic tools include: spade, fork, hoe, rake, trowel, watering can and secateurs.

Find Gardening Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

Holidays Together

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people

Let's Get Moving: Healthy Spring!

For inspiration and opportunities to get you moving more throughout Spring!
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Let's get gardening in Blaby!

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 11:00

Gardening

Leicester Community Links cic

We are a not for profit community company based in Leicester.

Andrew Hill Personal Training

Andrew Hill Personal Training

Personalised fitness coaching service specialising in nutrition and weight management. 

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Active Leicester

Active Leicester

Active Leicester encompasses all sports in the city.

Active Leicester: Braunstone And Rowley Fields

Active Leicester: Braunstone And Rowley Fields

The Active Leicester: BRF project offers residents of the Braunstone and Rowley Fields ward of Leicester City aged 14+ the opportunity to take part in free sport and physical activity sessions; all delivered locally by supportive 'Activators'.

Ravenhurst Primary School

Ravenhurst Primary School

We are a Leicestershire Primary School with 519 children on roll - aged 4 to 11. We do a range activities such as Activate, The Daily Mile, BBC Supermovers, Go Noodle and HBSSPAN Virtual Challenges.

Archery

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out Youth Group

STEP OUT is South Wigston Youth Club offers children different activities in a safe area. Ages 8 till 16.

Meets Tuesday 6-730 pm
Thursday 6-7.30 pm

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community (CIC)

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community (CIC)

Providing a range of activities for all ages and abilities, supporting health and well-being, isolation and exercise. Open Monday to Friday

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community

Elliott Hall offers a variety of different activities for all ages, supporting health, mental health, well-being and isolation. The venue runs Monday-Friday with some evenings and weekends.
Open to any age and abilities, registered as safe and warm haven

Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation

Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation

Providing support for those in the community, to help improve physical and mental wellbeing, reduce isolation through a portfolio of wellbeing activities.

Inspire Young People & Families Association

Inspire Young People & Families Association

Youth work supporting young people and families, send and none send through youth clubs. And street based youth work.

Active Hinckley & Bosworth

Active Hinckley & Bosworth

Active Hinckley and Bosworth are a team of individuals delivering, promoting and supporting all things sport and physical activity across the borough.

Melton Healthy Active Communities Team

Melton Healthy Active Communities Team

Providing Sport, Physical Activity and Health Opportunities for individuals and groups in and around the Melton Borough.

R.T.C.S Enterprise C.I.C

R.T.C.S Enterprise C.I.C

At our Uppingham allotment sites we use gardening to get fit and feel great.

Pepper's - A Safe Place

Pepper's - A Safe Place

We offer a safe, welcoming community hub for individuals looking to improve their mental health and combat isolation. We provide drop-in sessions and a range therapeutic activity sessions.

GoodGym Derby

GoodGym Derby

GoodGym helps you get fit by doing good. We’re a group of runners that combines regular exercise with helping our communities.