Leicestershire Gardening Network

There is a network of gardeners and growers all over Leicestershire.

Organic growers such as those at Botcheston (Raw n Pure) and Cotesbach Organic Gardens supply pesticide-free, fresh tasting produce to local people.

Volunteer groups involved with local projects improve the local environment; everything from clearing old canal towpaths, grafting new apple trees or establishing new community orchards.

People working on allotments and community gardens often want to share their skills. This might be something as simple as 'how to plant a potato' or 'how to prune your apple tree' or 'this is how you raise tomatoes from seed'.

There are flower enthusiasts and vegetable growers and people who like clearing waste land and scrubland and putting something worthwhile in its place.

The purpose of this website is to link up some of these Leicestershire groups so that people become aware of the wider picture. Perhaps you are in a group and would like to get involved with another. Look no further!

Raw n Pure, Botcheston../.. Facebook page

Cotesbach Hall & Organic Gardens../..Facebook page

Julie is a keen grower in South Leicestershire who is involved with many of the projects on this page and who films what is going on in her own plot and elsewhere.

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Grafters and growers
This group is run by Judith Egan and is based near Market Harborough. .

Foxton Orchard Project
Establishing a small orchard at Foxton Locks.

Leicestershire Heritage Apples
The importance of diversity in apple cultivation, and the dangers of genetic narrowing. Collecting and conserving rare varieties: Leicestershire, redfleshed, early fruiting and very late fruiting. Apple breeding: raising new varieties.

More LHAP Apples videos

Waterloo Cottage Garden
A community orchard and gardens run by Sustainable Harborough.

Great Glen Wild Spaces

compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
Part of Leicestershire Gardening Network.

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