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Gardening

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.

Equipment

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

Find Gardening Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out is a youth group based in South Wigston, running two nights a week. Tuesdays 6 pm till 7.30 pm & Fridays 6 pm till 8 pm
We run all kind of sports activities indoor and out. Run for 8 till 16 Year of age

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.

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

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

Partners

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

Partners

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