Welcome to the University of Leicester Botanic Garden: a world of plants

Free Guided tours of the sculpture exhibition

Led by Jacky Oliver, artist in residence.
No booking required, meet at the Glebe Road gate to the Botanic Garden, LE2 2LD.
Wednesday, 2nd July 4.00-5.30pm
Saturday, 2nd August 6.00-7.30pm
Thursday, 21st August 6.00-7.30pm
Friday, 5th September, 2.00-3.30pm

Free Sculpture workshops

Led by Jacky Oliver, artist in residence
Free, but booking required to secure your place 0116 271 2933
Find out more about the workshops here

Sculpture workshop for adults
Saturday, 2nd August 10am-4pm
Sculpture workshop for families (age 6+)
Thursday, 21st August 10am-4pm
Two-day sculpture workshop for adults
Saturday, 6th & 13th September 10am-4pm

The Mythical Maze, Summer Reading Challenge

Begin your Children's Summer Reading Challenge with an out-door character hunt around the Botanic Garden (LE2 2LD). Collect your hunt sheet from the cafe in the Garden. Follow the trail around the garden and find the characters. Take your completed sheet to Oadby Library (LE2 5BF) for your reward and join the Reading Challenge. For children 4-12years, the Challenge runs throughout Leicestershire libraries till Sept 13th. Its free to join and children collect stickers and other incentives as they read/share/listen to 6 books across the summer. There are events in some libraries so check out the website www.leics.gov.uk/libraries click on Summer Reading Challenge in the Children's Zone and follow the links.

Historic Edwardian houses tours- FULLY BOOKED

For those who have booked meet at 1.30 at the Glebe Road entrance LE2 2LD.

Sculpture in the Garden

The annual sculpture exhibition is back. The 2014 exhibition, "The Visionary Landscape of Professor Sir Robert Burgess", opens to the public on Sunday,15th June. Read more about the exhibition here. New this year: free events with our artist in residence. Sculpture workshops and guided tours of the exhibition for both adults & children. For details, see the events calendar

Our popular education programme has received two national awards
   Growing Schools logo         Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

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Friends of the Garden


Sunday 7th September 2014
Harlow Carr Garden and Autumn Plant Fair, Harrogate

Click here for details of how to book and to see the full programme of Friends of the Garden visits and lectures for 2014-15

Visitors' entrance

The visitor entrance to the Botanic Garden is on Glebe Road, Oadby LE2 2LD. Parking is on Glebe Road.

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Contact us

Correspondence address:
University of Leicester Botanic Garden,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Botanic Garden office phone: 0116 271 2933
(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

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Summer Cafe in the Garden

The Botanic Garden cafe in Southmeade House is now open. It will be open every day from 11.00-4.30 until Sunday 21st September. Find out more about the cafe here.