Welcome to the University of Leicester Botanic Garden: a world of plants in one place

National Gardening Week 14-20 April

Family activity: Make a "cress-head" Thursday 17th April
Drop-in gardening activity for 3yrs upwards, using our compost and seeds- it will grow into a character designed by you.11am-3pm

Guides in the Garden to greet you and share their knowledge of the Garden Friday 18th-Sunday 20th April 2-4pm

SPRING PLANT SALE Sunday 20th April 10am-4pm with refreshments


Works to Pond at Beaumont Hall.

From Monday,7th April 2014 for approx 3 weeks, refurbishment of the pond at Beaumont Hall is taking place. Some of this area is fenced off for safety reasons.

The scope of works will include:

Relining of the pond
Replacement of the filter tanks
New fountain units
Installation of new Planting Basket
Refurbishment of the Listening Bell.

The fish are being cared for in secure holding tanks for the duration of the works. After completion, the water will be clear and illuminated.
While works are undertaken, there will be no access to the actual pond, although visitors will be able to gain access to the surrounding area such as the herbaceous border and sunken garden.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Our popular education programme has received two national awards
   Growing Schools logo         Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

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amelanchier lanarckii

Amelanchier lanarckii in the Hastings woodland walk.


Friends of the Garden


Sunday 18th May 2014
Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire

Friday 27th June 2014
The University of  Oxford Botanic Garden and Turn End Haddenham

Click here for details of how to book and to see the programme of Friends of the Garden visits and lectures for 2014-15

Visitors' entrance

The visitor entrance to the Botanic Garden
is on Glebe Road, Oadby LE2 2LD.
Parking is on Glebe Road.

Contact us

Correspondence to:
University of Leicester Botanic Garden,
University Road,

Botanic Garden office phone: 0116 271 2933 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Summer Cafe in the Garden

The Botanic Garden cafe in Southmeade House will re-open on Sunday 29th June 2014.It will be open evry day from 10.30-4.30.