Primary programmes





We're Going on a Bear Hunt Literacy and art for foundation-stage children using Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury's story +
Elmer Based on David McKee's story 'Elmer and the Lost Teddy'. Literacy, art and science for foundation-stage children +
Fibonacci Fun The Fibonacci series and its occurrence in nature



Forest School Taster Days Experience Forest School style activities. Choose from a range of activities. + +
Global Fruit Trail World fruits, science, global trade, sustainability


Habitats and Adaptations Environmental activities focusing on up to six different habitats


Life Cycles Plant and animal life cycles +
Journeys to Christmas Plants and the Christmas story (November to December only)



Numeracy Trail Differentiated maths activities in the Botanic Garden



Plants Wow! An introduction to the exciting world of plants +


See our rainforest glasshouse, compare with other environments, make a Henri Rousseau picture +
Sculpture Look at our permanent sculpture collection and make natural sculptures



Local History Archaeology

Discover what we can learn from history through archaeology +
Local History  People and their Homes Learn about people who lived locally and their homes and gardens. +
Waste Busters Learn about reusing, recycling and composting + +
Whole World Cake Plants, food and people



Woodland Adventures Science and Art at the Attenborough Arboretum



World Cup? Compare the climates and plant life in competing countries. Plus a simulation exercise about the pros and cons of hosting an international sporting event. +

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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 2018

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

Please note that there will not be a University sculpture exhibition in the Botanic Garden in 2018.