University of Leicester Botanic Garden & Attenborough Arboretum


Visitor information

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Sunday, 3pm, 1st May 2017
Band in the Garden
Wigston Brass Band will again be playing in the Botanic Garden; their theme this year will be Music from the Movies. There will be a raffle, and refreshments will be available. Visitors are welcome to bring their own tea/refreshments and chairs/blankets.

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.

Botany for Beginners 2017
Modules for this popular course begin in April. Get started with identifying local wild plants by signing up for classes of your choice. Click here for details. Open to all. Assumes absolutely no previous knowledge at all!

Plant Sale & Family Day
Sunday, 2nd July 2017
Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 11am--4pm
Entrance charge £5, children free.

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

Full programme of Friends of the Garden visits and lectures for 2016-2017 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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Café in the Garden

Café in the Garden 2017

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 on our website.


Sculpture exhibition 2017

Please note that there will not be a University sculpture exhibition in the Botanic Garden in 2017.