Welcome to the University of Leicester Botanic Garden: a world of plants
Crocus Sundays 1st & 8th March
Our popular celebration of Spring: the Friends of the Garden invite you to share early flowers in the Botanic Garden and its specialised glasshouses, particularly the spectacular displays of crocus tomasinnianus in the Sandstone Garden.
Refreshments: sandwiches, tea, coffee, and homemade cakes will be served in Beaumont House.
Entry: at Glebe Road gate, by donation to our partner charity, MacMillan Cancer Support.
Hedgehogs in the Knoll House, Botanic Garden
7th & 8th March
10am-4pm with refreshments.
Visit our free, interactive display of thousands of salt-dough hedgehogs made by schoolchildren around the city and county in a School of Education project about counting and numbers. Come and try to count them. Maybe you or someone in your family made one of these hedgehogs? See if you can find it!.
Hugh Warwick, leading expert on hedgehogs be be giving a lively, family friendly talk on Sunday 8th March at 2pm.
New award for Botanic Garden
Our Education Officer, Ruth Godfrey, has been awarded a Widening Participation Award by the University of Leicester in recognition of her excellent and sustained contribution to broadening educational opportunity among schoolchildren from less advantaged backgrounds. This is a recognition of many years of work by Ruth and the team of teaching staff at the Botanic Garden and Attenborough Arboretum.