Welcome to the University of Leicester Botanic Garden: a world of plants in one place
Botany for Beginners: new course begins 4th May
Choose any/all 5 modules, each featuring a different plant group; classroom based tuition & field trips, to help you become more familiar with at least 100 local wild plants, increasing your appreciation and understanding of the plant diversity of Leicestershire & Rutland. Course information and registration details here.
The Botanic Garden Lecture: 16th May 2013
"Withering- the English Linnaeus and the flowering of pharmacology", a lecture by Dr. Peter Sheldon about William Withering, physician, botanist & mineralogist, whose pioneering work on the medicinal properties of the foxglove led to a more scientific approach towards its exploitation as treatment for disease.
Venue: Ken Edwards lecture theatre 3, University main campus at 8pm. More details on events page.
Plant Exchange: 15th & 16th June 2013 11am-3pm
Following its success last year, the Plant exchange is offered again, thanks to the Friends of the Botanic Garden. Bring unwanted plants from your garden, swap them for other people's offerings. Refreshments available.
Plant Sale & Family Day: 30th June 2013
Our annual fundraising specialist plant sale, with entertainments, arts/crafts stalls and ecology-themed activities. 11am-5pm. See events page for more details.