Secondary programmes

We offer a wide range of taught programmes, aimed at covering topics from biology, geography, maths, art and citizenship.

Taught programmes                                Pond dipping - secondary

For programmes taught by a member of the Botanic Garden Education team please follow the links below.

Note part day activities can be coupled with other activities or you can stay longer at no extra cost. (Please note pond dipping must be lead by a member of the Botanic Garden Education team.)



A level


You are welcome to use the Botanic Garden or Attenborough Arboretum to lead your own education activities. Please see: Self-guided for further information.

Art - The Botanic Garden has sixteen acres of plants including tropical, desert, Mediterranean and Alpine glasshouses. There is a collection of twelve permanent from a variety of artists. Groups can access the inside of the Knoll building with an arts and craft style interior and Delft tiles by arrangement.

Taught art sessions can be arranged.

Contact:   /  0116 271 2933




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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.