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Gardening

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What is Gardening?

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

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.

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.

Equipment

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

Partners

  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Safeguarding
    Sport England
    QUEST
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Leicester City Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Age UK L&R
    County Sport Network
  • Rutland County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Melton Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Loughborough University

Partners

  • QUEST
    Age UK L&R
  • County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    East Midlands Platform
  • Leicester City Council
    Loughborough University
  • Sport England