The Trust is keen to encourage local community groups and schools.
We offer grants to help teachers and their pupils to think of their school grounds as a learning environment.
Since 2009 the Trust has made small grants to schools in Leicestershire & Rutland to create flower and vegetable gardens or with the purchase of gardening equipment.
We also offer small grants to local community groups in Leicestershire & Rutland aiming to raise awareness of the rich garden and park heritage in our area by helping these groups. These grants help with the buying of plants and equipment; it enables individuals to get fully involved in community projects.
Education & Communities News
I recently had to go to Glenfield Hospital and took the opportunity to visit the Secret Garden, formerly the walled kitchen garden at Leicester Frith, which we researched a couple of years ago. I was keen to see the progress that had been made in the garden. Thanks to donations of materials and labour, a seating area has been created and there will be a café. In front of the 18th century wall, individual bays…
This year has been significantly different to previous years. Due to Corona Virus we were unable to make our usual trip to Kelmarsh. We have really missed this annual event and hope we can restart it next year. We have continued to link up with schools and support them through providing small amounts of funding for gardening projects. This has included a project at Thrussington school which was given money for raised beds in February….
Megan Summers was the recipient of the 2019 LRGT Brooksby Melton College Horticultural Award. Megan, 19, was chosen for her contribution as an ambassador of countryside education. She received a cheque for £100, which she chose to spend on books.. Megan told the Melton Times, “Having completed level three horticulture, achieving a distinction, and now undertaking level three countryside management, I feel so lucky, privileged and proud to have been chosen to receive this award”…
Once again we have been able to deliver daffodil bulbs to schools. I have found 4 lovely photos from Medway foundation class I visited Medway an inner city school in the Highfields It was a wet autumn morning It was a scruffy bit of earth next to a wire fence Each child came outside and using a bulb planter popped a bulb in the hole and replaced a plug of earth on top The children ,many of whom do not…
The Trust is pleased to have been able to donate two comfortable garden chairs to the the Secret Garden at Glenfield Hospital. This follows the research we did into the Walled Kitchen Garden at Glenfield Hospital