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 fee: £5 per person, children free
Sunday, 3rd September 2017

Plant Heritage Fair

An opportunity to choose from a wide variety of choice and unusual plants offered by local and not-so-local nurseries. Refreshments available.

Further details can be had by telephoning 015-09-26-70-61 or 075-04-12-52-09

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 10am--3pm
Entrance fee: £3 per person
Saturday, 16 September 2017

Willow-weaving workshop

Make a fruit/bread basket

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 9.30am-5pm
Fee: £50

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Willow-weaving workshop

Make a frame basket (with or without a handle)

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 9.30am-5pm
Fee: £50

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Christmas crafts workshop

Make some small Christmas decorations, including baubles and ornaments (no wreaths).

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 9.30am-5pm
Fee: £50

Saturday 2nd & Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Christmas wreath-making workshops

Learn how to make a Christmas wreath, and take it home with you.

Venue: Botanic Garden
Time: 10am-1pm
Fee: tba

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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.