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!’
Welsh Allotment Forum meeting (2)
You spoke, we listened and this meeting will focus on the support available for Allotment Creation and regeneration within Local Authorities. We’ll be hearing from people with key roles working in Blaenau Gwent as...
Join us at the wonderful Trowbridge Gardens in Hackney Wick for a workshop an all things engagement. With contributions from the following:
Engagement on the Streets with Billie Holmes, Greener Together
Addressing local need through Primary Care...
Join us to explore the practical and cultural considerations necessary to make a space safe and inclusive. By the end of the session you will,
Understand the Health & Safety considerations of running a publically accessible site
This International Composting Awareness Week (1st - 7th May) we take a look at why Composting is so important for the environment and the health of our planet.
Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food...
Care farming for social care film
Our Growing Care Farming team have launched the second in of a series of films, created to show how care farming transforms people’s lives.
The second film in the series focuses...
SF&G Member Core Arts, the Hackney-based mental health charity is to stage its first-ever show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022.
Leading Hackney mental health charity, Core Arts, will be represented at the world-...
'Tyfu Fyny' Wales Rural Development Programme Report published
Our 3-year Rural Development Programme funded project ‘Tyfu Fyny’ has now come to an end. It’s been a fantastic 3 years and during that time we have got to know the community growing...
We are delighted to welcome new members of staff to our London team: Richard Choksey and Talent Moyo, who join Amber and our freelance Community Grower Ellie.
Richard comes from a background in botanical horticulture and became involved in the...