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Please see below for all the latest news from the Leicestershire Master Gardener programme


Welcome to Our Newest Recruits

Exploring the Events KitIt was a glorious weekend at the  Attenborough Arboretum in Leicester for our latest Master Gardener recruits’ induction course and, as ever, a thoroughly enjoyable day in which our recruits shared experiences, knowledge and laughter as well as learning about their new role as food growing mentors. We always recruit the most generous of gardeners, […]

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Europe Comes to Leicestershire

Wigston Library Garden Erasmus visit bFriday was an exciting day for the Leicestershire Master Gardeners, who hosted a group of visitors from the Erasmus Plus exchange project on a tour of therapeutic gardening sites in the county.  Garden Organic is a partner in this scheme, which brings together people with a common interest to share experiences and ideas across the […]

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Spring Has Sprung!

S Leics College at Salvation Army Wigston  March 2018dSpring is here and our volunteers are busy enjoying the spells between rain and snow to support our new  food growers. In Wigston, Master Gardener Radha continues to support groups of students from South Leicestershire College who have been developing food growing areas at the Salvation Army Centre.  Last autumn they planted bulbs to form […]

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We’re Recruiting Again!

We’re Recruiting Again!Are you a keen gardener who just loves sharing your enthusiasm for food growing with other people?  Would you like to join a team of like-minded gardeners mentoring novice food growers in your area?  Are you already part of a food growing project and would like the extra support and training of being part of a county wide […]

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Learning to Manage Pests and Diseases Organically

Leics MG P and D group photoLast Saturday saw our largest in-service training day for our Master Gardener volunteers yet, with 26 of them gathering at Leicester Botanics for a day dedicated to learning about organic management of pests and diseases with Garden Organic’s horticulturalist and soil science expert, Anton Rosenfeld. Despite the pouring rain and cold, and the less than attractive bugs […]

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