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.

Sandstone Garden maples
Visitor information

Garden sculpture

Bark rubbing
School visits & adult courses

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water garden
About the Botanic Garden

Fibonacci pavements
Friends of the Garden

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Magnolia salicifolia

Magnolia salicifolia, one of several early-flowering species coming in to flower in various parts of the Garden.

Friends of the Garden

NEXT Friends Morning Talks: 
Tuesday 24th May
'A look at the plants, scenery and historic buildings of Nakhchivan (an exclave of Azerbaijan)' 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


Saturday, 7th May The Savill Garden Windsor Great Park

 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

Cafe 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.

Sculpture exhibition 2016

Please note that there will not be a University sculpture exhibition in the Botanic Garden in 2016.