Plant Sale & Family Day

Information about the Plant Sale & Family Day

Due to the uncertain nature of the Coronavirus situation the Friends Committee have decided that they have no option but to cancel this year's Plant Sale & Family Day on Sunday 28th June 2020. 
We hope to see you all next year.

The annual Botanic Garden Plant Sale & Family Day, 10am to 5pm on Sunday 28th June 2020 is our biggest annual public open day, and an important fixture in the community's calendar. All the proceeds go to the Friends of the Botanic Garden, who support the Garden by funding developments. Entry this year is £5 per adult, with children free.

We welcome between 1,500-2,000 visitors, of all ages. The title says it all: you can buy plants, and you and your family can spend the day exploring a variety of stalls around the themes covered by the Botanic Garden's work: education, research, botany, horticulture, conservation, sustainability, both global and local.

There are specialist plant nurseries, arts and crafts stalls with sales and activities, environmental/wildlife societies with information, activities and entertainments. You can listen to local bands while you enjoy refreshments on the lawn, all in aid  of the Botanic Garden. Whether you are looking for plants for your garden, craft items for gifts, or an enjoyable day out with friends and neighbours, there is something for everyone.

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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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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.