University of Leicester Botanic Garden & Attenborough Arboretum


Visitor information

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New access route to Attenborough Arboretum
From 26th September 2016 the public access to the Attenborough Arboretum will be via College Court on Knighton Road. See map for details

Saturday, 22nd October 2016
Wild about gardens
In association with the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust.
Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 10.30am
Entry free.



Saturday, 12th November 2016
Willow-weaving workshop
Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 10am--4pm
Tutor: Catherine Tregaskes
Booking: on-line at


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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Sandstone Garden maples

Japanese Maples in the Sandstone Garden

Friends of the Garden

NEXT Friends Morning Talks: 
Tuesday, 20th September 2016
‘Travels in Chile’ 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

Sunday 4 Sept 2016
Ness Botanic Garden, Cheshire

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Brian Laney ‘Wild Flowers’

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.