A community garden in Enderby supporting positive health and wellbeing has been
awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award for the ninth year running.
Blaby District Council’s A Place to Grow garden helps residents of the district
become physically active, get involved in the community and meet new people in a
friendly, informal and safe environment.
The free and sustainable garden is aimed at supporting and encouraging those
living with or affected by a physical or mental health condition to enjoy the outdoors.
An outdoor lodge is also available for hire as a meeting room, and the garden also
plays host to corporate volunteer days.
27 individual criteria were assessed at A Place to Grow, including being a healthy, a
safe and secure site and a welcoming place with community involvement.
Feedback following the assessment from Green Flag Award said that A Place to
Grow has: “Involvement with the community is the absolute heart and soul of this
sustainable community garden.
‘The site is a successful and well-managed and this is reflected in the positive
benefits received by the users of the site. It is apparent that there are numerous
benefits to the users and active participants of the garden; the community aspect of
the site is fantastic”
Councillor Sharon Coe, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing & Regulatory
Services, said: “This award is fantastic and a fitting reward for all of the staff,
service users and volunteers who all work so hard to make the garden such a
welcoming, safe place.
“We are all extremely proud of A Place to Grow and the positive impact it has on
users health and wellbeing. Every year we see new people joining existing
volunteers to benefit from the garden, and it remains an important part of our leisure
For more information on getting involved in the garden, visit www.blaby.gov.uk., e-
mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 272 7703.