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

Woodland Day at the Attenborough Arboretum, Carisbrooke Road
Sunday 14 September

11am-4pm Entry £3 adults, children free.
Explore and celebrate the wonders of our woodlands, including picking blackberries- right in the heart of the city.
There will be activities, demonstrations and stalls, and there will be refreshments all day.

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


Historic Edwardian houses tours- FULLY BOOKED

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

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.