Master Gardeners login
Featured Stories
SEED PLANTING AT SOUTH WIGSTON COLLEGE Living With Dementia and Windowsill Salads


It was a pleasure to represent Master Gardeners to help support a ‘seed planting workshop’ for students with learning difficulties from South Leicestershire College in Wigston, Leicestershire this week. There were four students, each with a coach to help with their learning needs. The students, with sparkling eyes reflecting their interest and beaming smiles showing […]

Thursday was a big day for the Leicestershire Master Gardeners, when we got to show off our volunteers and their supported growers to our new Head of Organic Horticulture, Chris Collins, and they got to meet a former Blue Peter gardener, Head Gardener at Westminster Abbey and all round gardening celebrity. When he joined Garden […]

Living With Dementia and Windowsill Salads

Living With Dementia and Windowsill Salads

This morning, the Leicestershire Master Gardeners visited the Melton Mowbray Memory Café, to run a hands-on gardening workshop for people living with Alzheimers and for their carers.  This was one of a series of such visits around the county to memory cafes run by the Alzheimers Society and, as ever, was a joy to attend […]

Master Gardeners' blog posts

The Power of Peas

The Power of PeasPeas shoot salads have become a signature activity for the Leicestershire Master Gardeners.  These tasty pots of green goodness are incredibly quick and easy to grow on a windowsill, even in the depths of winter.  The chunky marrowfat peas we use are easily handled by small children, people with impaired manual dexterity and those with […]

South Leicestershire College Students Help to Develop Community Gardens Around Oadby & Wigston



Saturday 25th March 2017: Exotic Seed Workshop, Loughborough

Charnwood Chai Inspired Project! The first Exotic seed workshop: ‘A healthy way to grow ‘ Come along and share knowledge and skills and discuss ideas. Saturday 25th March 2017 10.30am Human Rights And Equalities Charnwood 66 Nottingham Road, Loughborough, LE11 1EU 07944040923  

7th April: Kibworth Beauchamp, Gardeners’ Q & A

8th April: Kibworth Beachamp Community Library, Gardening Open Morning


Oadby & Wigston Master Gardeners enjoy Awards Night

O&WBC Awards Nominees 2016Malcolm Brown and Radha Bellur represented their fellow Master Gardeners at the Oadby & Wigston Borough Council Awards at Parklands Leisure Centre in Oadby last night.  Our team of 12 Oadby & Wigston volunteers were shortlisted nominees for the Physical Activity Participation Award, they are shown here with Coordinator Alison McGrath, displaying their nominees’ scroll. This award […]

Learning to Grow Exotic Veg.

Oadby & Wigston Master Gardeners Shortlisted for Local Physical Activity Participation Award

Case Studies

Warwick Flats Sheltered Housing Complex: Getting Back to Growing

Warwick Flats Sheltered Housing Complex: Getting Back to GrowingWarwick Flats is a sheltered housing complex for older people, run by the Nottingham Community Housing Association and located in the large Leicestershire village of Bottesford. It was a familiar site for Master Gardener Joyce Slater before she joined the Leicestershire Master Gardeners, as it was home to her mother-in-law for several years before she […]

3 Close Tenants, Loughborough: We’re Starting to Bloom Now. So We Are. We’re Starting to Bloom

Case Study: Waterloo Farm Cottage Garden, Great Oxendon, Harborough

Currently Playing...

The Master Gardener programme

Added on 26 June 2014

View More Videos


Learn to Make Your Own Garam Masala

Spice up your cooking with this gorgeous, aromatic concoction, a world away from the dull pre-packaged variety found in the shops.  It’s easy to make and even better if you use some of your own ingredients. Did you know that coriander, sown in July and given some cloche/greenhouse protection, can keep producing delicious leaves into […]

Slow Bread For Busy Lives: Have a Go at Baking Your Own

Cooking With Herbs

Community Gardens

Elizabeth Court Residents’ Garden, Wigston

Residents of Elizabeth Court council estate in Wigston have been working with Master Gardeners Liz Bellamy and Steve Pike and Jane Morris, Community Inclusion Officer from nearby Boulter Crescent Community Flat to create a new food garden on their estate.  Click here to find out more about this project. Another residents’ garden is planned for […]

The Cube Youth Centre, Market Harborough

Melton Mowbray Community Allotment