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

PS&FDay 2011

water garden
About the Botanic Garden

Fibonacci pavements
Friends of the Garden

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cactus in flower

In the desert house several cactuses are coming in to flower.

Friends of the Garden

NEXT Friends Morning Talk: 
Tuesday 23rd February
'Lichens' by Ivan Pedley
at the Botanic Garden, in the Knoll, 10.30 for 11am start.




Wednesday 24th February 2016
John Gibson, "Daffodils".For 30 years John has grown, hybridised & exhibited daffodils, and he is a Daffodil Society and RHS judge. 


in Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3 main campus



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 Cafe in the Garden

Cafe in the Garden is now closed.

The café has closed earlier than previously advertised.