Events diary

Calendar of forthcoming events at the University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Sunday, 18th June 2017

Plant Exchange

Bring a plant and swap it for a different one.

Location: on the Knoll drive, off Glebe Road entrance, or inside the Knoll if it's raining.

There is no charge: just bring plants to offer, and choose something you want in exchange. Meet like-minded people and share your enthusiasm for gardening and plants. It’s a day full of surprises!  Donations accepted if you don't have a plant to offer.

Refreshments will be available in the Knoll.

Venue: Botanic Garden

Time: 11am - 3pm Entrance: free

Sunday, 2nd July 2017

Plant Sale & Family Day

Our annual open day for adults and children. Stalls feature arts and crafts groups, natural history societies and environmental groups, plant nurseries, entertainments and refreshments.

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 10am--5pm
Entrance charge: £5 per person, children free

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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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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Botanic Garden.

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.