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

NEW: Wild Tots at the Attenborough Arboretum

for nature loving 2 – 5 year olds who like to get outside and explore. Details here

NEW Friends of the Garden Wednesday Talks:

 click here to find out more. Next talk Wednesday 29th April

International Sculpture Show on hold for 2015

The University of Leicester is reviewing its public engagement activities and as a result will not be hosting the International Sculpture Show in 2015.  The University is aware that the sculpture show has become a regular feature in the arts calendar and appreciates that this will be a disappointment to many. Read more...

Cafe in the Garden: 29th June to 25th September

see notice on the right

Our popular education programme has received two national awards
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Stachyurus praecox

Stachyurus praecox, an early flowering Japanese species, overlooking the Knoll lawn

Friends of the Garden

NEW Friends Wednesday Talks:
29th April at the Botanic Garden,
in the Knoll. 10.30 for 11am start.

Saturday 9th May 2015,
to Malvern Spring Festival.

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.

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

CAFE in the Botanic Garden this summer.
From 29th June - 25th September 2015, a daily service offering hot and cold beverages, snacks and ice cream. This will be found within the garden near the entrance.
Monday to Friday AFTERNOONS 12.00-4pm
Saturday & Sunday ALL DAY 10am to 4pm.

Please note: the cafe will not be in Southmeade House as in previous years.