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A Place To Grow

Community Garden site in Enderby run by Blaby District Council for the benefit of local residents, includes volunteering opportunities and therapeutic gardening sessions for those with a wide range of mental health issues. The has been recently been awarded 'Green Flag' status.

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A Place To Grow is a sustainable Community Garden with the purpose to support positive Mental Health and Wellbeing. This is achieved by encouraging people to learn new things by producing and eating healthy food, being physically active, getting involved in the community and meeting new people in a friendly, informal and safe environment.

The site is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their Mental Health and Wellbeing. You may have a long term health condition, learning disability, recently bereaved, feeling isolated and lonely or want to get more active.

What we offer

  • Open gardening sessions, 3 times a week
  • Green Social Prescribing - 12 week course learning about gardening skills
  • *New* Saturday gardening club for families
  • Community groups able to hire the space for meetings, activities, team building
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Tai Chi in the garden
  • Art workshops

To access the project the following criteria must be met:

  • Work or live in Blaby District
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Able to use gardening tools safely
  • Respectful towards other site users
  • Able to communicate with other site users
  • Able to work without 1-2-1 supervision

Green Flag Award Status

A Place To Grow has been awarded the Green Flag Award for the 10th year which is the benchmark international standard for outstanding parks and green space. A Place to Grow has it's own management plan in line with the Green Flag criteria:-

  • A Welcoming Place
  • Healthy, Safe and Secure
  • Well Maintained and Clean
  • Environmental Management
  • Biodiversity, Landscape and Heritage
  • Community Involvement
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Management

Opening Times

Day

Time

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

10:00 - 13:00

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

10:00 - 13:00

Friday

09:30 - 12:30

How to find us...

Forms attached below please download and email to mailto:leisure@blaby.gov.uk or print and send to Health, Leisure and Tourism Services, Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 2EP

New service users

If you are interested in visiting A Place To Grow please download and complete our registration form and starters form below.

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering at APTG please download and complete the form and post it to the above address or email. Volunteers will have an informal interview and DBS check before they can start.