A Place to Grow

A Place To Grow service will remain open with the national lockdown restriction measures that come into force on 05 November. A Place To Grow supports people living with mental health, learning disabilities and long term health conditions.

Under the Government guidance, support groups for people in these categories can continue to run up to a maximum of 15 people. The community garden, based in Enderby, with over an acre of land, cottage garden, mini orchard, pond and veg plots, there is plenty to explore and enjoy safely whilst adhering to social distancing rules. There is a registration system in place and full Covid risk assessment.

A Place To Grow is free to use for our residents. The sustainable Community Garden was created with the purpose to support positive health and well-being. We encourage 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 supporting and encouraging those living with or affected by a health condition to enjoy the outdoors.

Find Us

A Place to Grow
Mill Lane
Enderby
LE19 4LX

We are located next to Enderby Leisure Centre at the bottom of the car park.

Opening Times

Day Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 - 13:00
Friday 09:30 - 12:30

Using A Place to Grow

Please note that the following skills are required to be able to use the garden:

  • 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

What will the site provide?

  • Induction Programme - For new referrals (available three days per week)
  • Community Garden sessions - Existing users and those progressing from the induction programme (available three days per week)
  • Volunteering - Volunteer application forms can be downloaded below
  • Dedicated sessions - For residents with more complex needs

Please email all completed forms to leisure@blaby.gov.uk

Green social prescribing

A Place to Grow community project is working with local GP surgeries across the district to offer 'Green Social Prescribing'. This is a scheme designed to benefit people with a physical activity or well-being need. You can also register your interest in the scheme without a GP referral.

The programme for individuals is made up of weekly one and a half hour sessions over 12 weeks, run by Elizabeth Stone Gardens. Activities to look forward to include planting seeds and vegetables, plant identification, pruning and even designing your own garden. This will help you to increase your confidence and enjoy outdoor movement.

Register your interest by contacting the Leisure Team with the email listed above or with the contact form at the bottom of the page. The scheme will start in June. 

Saturday family gardening club

Weekend two-hour sessions for children and adults will be running in July, once social restrictions have been fully lifted. Develop your green fingers as a family.

To register your interest, please email the Leisure Team with the names of the adults and children wanting to participate. Also tell us whether you prefer morning or afternoon slots. 

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Last updated 20 May 2021
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