Primary programmes





Autumn / Spring Seasons for EYFS +
We're Going on a Bear Hunt English 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'. English, art and science for foundation-stage children +


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



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


Islamic Art NEW: Plants in Islamic Art. Create own work using stencils.
Life Cycles A selection of activities on plant and animal life cycles
Journeys to Christmas Plants and the Christmas story (November to December only)



Maths 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 Learn more our permanent sculpture collection, make a clay sculpture and a natural sculpture




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 Follow a trail and learn about reusing, recycling and composting
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Whole World Cake Plants, food and people



Winter Woodlands Footprints, shelter building, painting cloth with fruit dyes, Tree ID, exploring. + +
Woodland Adventures

A selection activities at the Attenborough Arboretum.

Trees, Minibeasts, Animal Homes, Green Man masks, Parts of Plants, Orienteering.



Olympics 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 to Botanic Garden

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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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

Refreshment facilities

We regret that University Catering no longer provides a café in the Botanic Garden. However, we will be offering refreshments at some of our special events. For details see our events calendar on our website.