Events diary

Calendar of events at the University of Leicester Botanic Garden for this year
DATE EVENT VENUE & DETAILS
Saturday 16th July 2016

Willow weaving workshop: make a plant support wigwam and a simple frame basket

Tutor: Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future (C4ASF), a regular participant at our Plant Sale & Family Day.

Places limited, booking essential.

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time 10am-4pm
Cost:45 per person

Book online here

Thursday 4th August 2016 Wild Play session - MUD
Prepare to get muddy! Lots of activities using glorious mud, including making a mud kitchen, taking part in a mud splat competition and doing some mud painting.
Run by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

Venue: Attenborough Arboretum, Carisbrooke Road. 
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cost: £3.50 per child
Suitable for 5 - 12 year olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking essential - click here to book

Sunday, 7th August 2016

National Gardens Scheme Charity Open Day

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 10am-4pm
Entry: by donation (suggested £3). Refreshments & specialist plant sales.

Sunday, 7th August 2016

Bumblebee workshop 3: Hands-on bumblebee hunt & identification. Search for bumblebees foraging among the flowering plants in the Botanic Garden; learn to identify them and find out about their lives and the plants that they need.

 

Venue: Botanic Garden

2pm - 4pm
Leader: Maggie Frankum.
Meet at the Glebe Road Gate
FREE but booking essential.
Contact: maggiefrankum@uwclub.net
Tel: 0116 2705833

Monday 8th- Wednesday 10th August 2016 Botanical Painting Summer School. Beginners welcome.

Venue: Attenborough Arboretum, Carisbrooke Road.

Booking essential, enquiries to tutor, Colin Swinton.
Telephone 01423 331 390

Thursday 11th August 2016 Wild Play session - WOOD
Use tools to make items from wood, such as jewellery and key rings.
Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust 
Venue: Attenborough Arboretum, Carisbrooke Road
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cost: £3.50 per child
Suitable for 5 - 12 year olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking essential - click here to book

Thursday 18th August 2016 Wild Play session - FAIRIES, GNOMES AND THEIR HOMES!
Listen to themed stories and make your own gnome or fairy. Then create a luxurious abode for them using a range of natural materials.
Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Venue: Attenborough Arboretum, Carisbrooke Road
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cost: £3.50 per child
Suitable for 5 - 12 year olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking essential - click here to book

Sunday, 4th September 2016

Plant Heritage Rare Plant Fair Venue: Botanic Garden
10am-5pm,
Entry: £3.00

Tuesday, 4th October 2016

Willow weaving workshop: make a woven (stake and strand) basket

Tutor: Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future (C4ASF), a regular participant at our Plant Sale & Family Day.

Places limited, booking essential.

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time 10am-4pm
Cost:45 per person

Book online here

Saturday, 8th October 2016

Willow weaving workshop: make a woven (stake and strand) basket

Tutor: Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future (C4ASF), a regular participant at our Plant Sale & Family Day.

Places limited, booking essential.

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time 10am-4pm
Cost:45 per person

Book online here

Sunday, 9th October 2016 National Fungus Day: Leicestershire Fungi Study Group Exhibition

Venue:  Botanic Garden, Knoll House 
Time: 10.30- 4.00

Entry free.

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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

NEXT FRIENDS GARDEN VISIT:
Sunday 4 Sept 2016
Ness Botanic Garden, Cheshire

NEXT FRIENDS EVENING LECTURE:
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)
botanicgarden@le.ac.uk

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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.