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

International Sculpture Show on hold for 2015

The University of Leicester is reviewing its public engagement activities and as a result will not be hosting the International Sculpture Show in 2015.  The University is aware that the sculpture show has become a regular feature in the arts calendar and appreciates that this will be a disappointment to many.  
The University is committed to providing a wealth of public engagement activities, and the new gallery extension in the Attenborough Arts Centre (formerly Embrace Arts) is an exciting example that will provide one of the largest spaces dedicated to contemporary art contemporary art in the East Midlands. The Gallery will be opening with its first public show in the autumn this year.  

The University has a number of permanent sculptures available for viewing within the Botanic Garden and across its main campus, all of which can be enjoyed by the public. (Map showing location of sculptures is available here).

The Garden remains open throughout the year (Christmas to New Year period excepted), seven days a week, from 10am to 5pm, and we encourage the public to continue to make use of this facility as well as the summer cafe in the Garden (DETAILS IN BOX ON RIGHT).Future events will be advertised on the University and the Botanic Garden websites

NEW Friends of the Garden Wednesday Talks: click here to find out more.


Our popular education programme has received two national awards
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Stachyurus praecox

Stachyurus praecox, an early flowering Japanese species, overlooking the Knoll lawn

Friends of the Garden

NEW Friends Wednesday Talks:
25th March at the Botanic Garden,
in the Knoll. 10.30 for 11am start.

Saturday 9th May 2015,
to Malvern Spring Festival.

Full 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.

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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

Refreshments in the Botanic Garden this summer.

From 29th June - 25th September 2015, a daily alfresco service offering hot and cold beverages, snacks and ice cream will operate within the garden adjacent to the Knoll

Monday to Friday AFTERNOONS 12.00-4pm

Saturday & Sunday ALL DAY 10am to 4pm.