Community Engagement

Leicestershire County Council Autism Outreach Service

A group of young people led by Tom Hughes since April 2013 have worked very hard to turn a little used area of the Botanic Garden into an allotment.

Food for Thought

Santander and the Co-op have provided funding to enable eight Leicester City schools to participate for free in our Food for Thought Education programme in 2013.

See our short video about the interactive Food for Thought days.

British Ecological Society

The British Ecological Society celebrates its centenary in 2013. As part of this the Festival of Ecology for public and schools 15th June – 4th August the University of Leicester Botanic Garden ran a series of ecology workshops as part of the Family Fun Open Day 30th June 2013 and at a special Ecology Day on 4th August.

Communities in Nature

Through funding from BGCI (Botanic Garden Conservation International) the University of Leicester Botanic Garden hosted clients from Mosaic Disability Services in 2012.

Download the report.

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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.