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Artist in Residence at the Botanic Garden - October

Artist Jacky Oliver will be making a new permanent sculpture for the Botanic Garden. See her at work on  3rd, 10th,17th, 24th October.

 Friends of the Garden winter lecture series

The winter lectures start on 15th October

Dr. John Page,  “Tulips in the wild and cultivation”. 

Dr Page has a special interest in garden design and features and is the convenor of the History of Rock and Alpine Gardening Study Group (HORAG).

Our popular education programme has received two national awards
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Sandstone Garden maples

Japanese maples in the Sandstone Garden

Friends of the Garden


October 15th 2014 Dr. John Page,  “Tulips in the wild and cultivation”
7.30pm Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3 on main University Campus.

Click here for map and parking details, & 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 closed.