Eligibility Criteria

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living



Residents will be over 60 years of age for retirement living.


Residents will be in active agreement with our Protestant Christian ethos and have a personal testimony consistent with our basis of faith.

Life at Pilgrim Gardens

Our new-build retirement living apartment complex in Evington, Leicester, was opened in 2013.  The scheme won the 2012 national HAPPI Housing Design Award. HAPPI stands for ‘Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation, and applauds the excellence of the design and the benefits to individual home-dweller.

As well as its own landscaped garden with its Japanese style outdoor seating area, each apartment has its own private winter garden. Pilgrim Gardens is next to the 44 acre Evington Park, with its abundant trees and flower beds.

Although now part of Leicester, Evington retains a village atmosphere. It has a good range of shops and within a ten-minute walk are a post office and a doctor’s surgery. Also close by are a Library, arboretum and golf course.

Wellbeing Packages available are available at this site. Please ask at the Housing Manager for more information.


31 one- and two-bedroom apartments, for rental and purchase.

Other facilities

  • A warden on site, 5 days a week
  • Dining Room
  • A communal lounge, with facilities for light refreshments
  • Enclosed, landscaped gardens, with a covered patio and seating area
  • Activities, such as prayer and Bible study and special interest groups
  • organised by occupants themselves
  • Mobility scooter store

Online Tour

Take a brief tour of our Pilgrim Gardens by clicking on the video below.



Scheme Manager  - Mandy Smith

Mandy has been at Pilgrim Gardens since 2016. She has been a Christian for 30 years, working in education, care and Church ministry before coming to Pilgrim Gardens. She has four children and is married to a Baptist minister.

Contact & Location 

Pilgrim Gardens, Grocot Road, Evington, Leicester, LE5 6AL

Tel:       0300 303 8455

Email:   [email protected]

How to find us:

By Car

The Evington home is 7 miles from the M1 junction 21 and 9 miles from the A46.

By Train/Bus

Leicester train station is about 3 miles from the home, and the nearest bus stop is Leicester, Evington, Grocot Rd (stop code: lecdgtaw), Services 22, 22A, 22B