Grow Loughborough creates friendly fun events to promote the connections between wellbeing, creativity and community gardening.
Our events take place in gardens, local allotments and green spaces, showcasing local projects with a social ethos that offer activities to increase wellbeing, reduce social isolation, encourage creativity and get involved in community gardening.
The project originated in the Open Gardens and Secret Craft Fairs held in Herrick Road in Loughborough, initiated by our, now, project manager in 2013. Since 2018 Grow Loughborough has run two open garden weekends, three open allotment days, managed artist commissions and run creative workshops, by working in partnership with nine artists, six garden owners, twelve local projects and many volunteers - benefiting many many members of the public.
Earlier this year Grow Loughborough entered into the RHS/Britain in Bloom It’s Your Neighbourhood awards for the first time. The project gained a Level 4 Thriving Award, scoring highly for Community Participation, and was judged to be ‘Overall a very exciting project which will continue to succeed and get even bigger’. We hope to be able to make this possible for 2020!
‘Very nice community feel, really inviting and fun”
“a quiet place to sit and discus ideas with like minded people”
“what a fantastic place the allotments are, and what a wonderful community event!’