Calendar 2015-2016

Calendar of events at the University of Leicester Botanic Garden for this year
DATEEVENTVENUE & DETAILS

Tuesday, May 17th

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

Venue: Botanic Garden 10am-4pm
Cost £45 per person
To book, phone 0116 271 2933.

Thursday 19th May 2016 Down to Earth: recording of BBC Radio Leicester programme. Join the audience, ask questions & hear the panel of gardening experts discuss questions put to them.

No entrance charge, but please register: phone 271 2933
Venue: Botanic Garden, Knoll House

Time: 7pm for 7.30 start

Saturday, May 21st

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

Venue: Botanic Garden 10am-4pm
Cost £45 per person
To book, phone 0116 271 2933.

Saturday, May 21st

Watercolour workshop
Booking and all details contact Ian Mitchell 07770 575 246 or email <inky.mitch@virgin.net>

Venue: Botanic Garden
10am-4pm
Cost: £30

Sunday, 22nd May

 

 

Wild Sunday family event


Join us for a day of nature and bushcraft inspired activities. Entry free, no need to book.

Venue: Botanic Garden
Knoll House

11am- 4pm
Refreshments

More information: www.wildforestschool.org.uk/events

 

Tuesday 24 May 2016 Friends' Morning Talk: 'A look at the plants, scenery and historic buildings of Nakhchivan (an exclave of Azerbaijan)' by Mary Walmsley Venue: Knoll House, Botanic Garden
10.30am for 11.00 start
Sunday, 22 May

Bumblebee workshop 1: 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

Thursday 2 June Wild Play session - Nature Games
Organised by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Family Natural Sport Day including the pine cone throw, timed bug hunt challenge, speed pollinating and great tree leap.
Suitable for children aged 5 -12 years (all children must be accompanied by an adult). To book: www.wildforestschool.org.uk/events

Venue: Attenborough Arboretum, Carisbrooke Road

Time: 10 am - 12 pm

Cost: £3.50 per child per session.


Saturday, 11th June

Concert in the Garden: Wigston Band.

More information: http://www.wigstonbrassband.com/news

Venue: Botanic Garden
5-7pm
Entrance free, collection of donations.
Refreshments

Sunday, 19th June

Bumblebee workshop 2: 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

Sunday, 26th June

Plant Exchange: bring and share your surplus plants, and take away some brought by other people. Meet like-minded people and share your enthusiasm for gardening and plants. It’s a day full of surprises!

Venue: Botanic Garden, in the Knoll driveway.
11am-3.30 pm

Refreshments available

Sunday, 3rd July 2016 Plant Sale & Family Day
Stalls, entertainments, Specialist plant nurseries, refreshments. Raising funds for the Friends of the Botanic Garden, all within the lovely setting of the Botanic Garden.

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 10am-5pm
Entry: £4.50

Friday, 8th & Saturday 9th July 2016

Moths & pollinators event

Venue: Botanic Garden

Sunday, 7th August.

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

Sunday, 4th September

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

Tuesday, October 4th

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

Venue: Botanic Garden
Cost £45 per person
To book, phone 0116 271 2933.

Saturday, October 8th

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

Venue: Botanic Garden
Cost £45 per person
To book, phone 0116 271 2933.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

NEXT FRIENDS GARDEN VISIT:
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)
botanicgarden@le.ac.uk

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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.