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Gardening

Get Involved

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

  • Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
    Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
  • Sport England
    H&B LSA
    NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester
  • Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA
    O&W LSA
    County Sport Network

Partners

  • Sport England
    Harborough LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • County Sport Network
    Equality Standard
  • Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
  • O&W LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Safeguarding
  • Leicestershire County Council
    NWL LSA