University of Leicester Botanic Garden & Attenborough Arboretum


Visitor information

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Plant Exchange
11am--3.30pm, Sunday, 26th June 2016
Entrance free.

Bring and share your surplus plants, and take away some brought by other people. Meet like-minded people and share your enthusiasm for gardening and plants. It’s a day full of surprises!

Venue: Botanic Garden, in the Knoll driveway.
Refreshments available.


Plant Sale & Family Day

11am-5pm, Sunday 3rd July 2016
£4.50 per person, children free

Botanic Garden, opposite the racecourse: entrance via Glebe Rd & Stoughton Drive South
  • Refreshments
  • Specialist plant sales
  • Free children’s & family activities, including:
    Bouncy castle
    Circus workshops
    Huge range of natural crafts activities for children
    Willow weaving
    Bee display and bumblebee walks
    Herb trail
    Jazz band
  • Arts & crafts stalls & demonstrations
  • Ecology & wildlife group stalls

Forthcoming events

Magnolia campbellii

School visits

Habitats & Adaptations

Courses for adults

Plant ID picture

Friends of the Garden

Fibonacci pavements

About the Botanic Garden & Attenborough Arboretum

Herbaceous borders


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Magnolia salicifolia

Magnolia salicifolia, one of several early-flowering species coming in to flower in various parts of the Garden.

Friends of the Garden

NEXT Friends Morning Talks:
Tuesday 24th May
'A look at the plants, scenery and historic buildings of Nakhchivan (an exclave of Azerbaijan)' by Mary Walmsley

At the Botanic Garden, in the Knoll, 10.30 for 11am start.
As usual refreshments will be available from 10.30am and the talk will commence at 11.00am and finish at noon.
Parking is available on Glebe Road


Saturday, 7th May The Savill Garden Windsor Great Park

Full programme of Friends of the Garden visits and lectures for 2015-2016 on the Friends of the Garden pages.

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 in the Botanic Garden

Café in the Garden 2016

We regret that the University Catering Dept. will be not be providing a café in the Botanic Garden this summer. However, we will be offering refreshments at some of our special events. For details see our events calendar.

Sculpture exhibition 2016

Please note that there will not be a University sculpture exhibition in the Botanic Garden in 2016.