University of Leicester Botanic Garden

At the University of Leicester Botanic Garden, we focus on global biodiversity. You can see and learn about a wide range of plants that grow in our extensive collections from around the world.

Our Garden is fundamentally an academic institution engaged in teaching and research. Its mission is to:

  • Maintain the most diverse garden in the region, in terms of plants, conservation collections, landscape features, and historically and architecturally important buildings;
  • Underpin scientific research and teaching at the University;
  • Devise and provide education programmes aimed at all age groups, reaching out into the wider community to demonstrate the contemporary significance of plants in a rapidly changing world.

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Rhododendron 'Sappho'

Rhododendron 'Sappho', adjacent to Beaumont lawn

Friends of the Garden

NEW Friends Wednesday Talks:
20th May at the Botanic Garden,
in the Knoll. 10.30 for 11am start.

NEXT FRIENDS VISIT
Wednesday 17th June 2015,
to Hill Close Gardens (Warwick), and Kiftsgate Court Gardens (Gloucs.)

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)
botanicgarden@le.ac.uk

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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.