Friends Talks, Visits & Holiday Programme

The programme of meetings comprises indoor lectures and outdoor visits to places of gardening interest. In addition, special events are organised from time to time.

All evening lectures are in Knoll House, Botanic Garden, Glebe Road, Oadby (unless otherwise announced); 7pm for a 7.30pm start, refreshments available. Non-members are very welcome, we ask you to pay £2.00 (free if you join the Friends on the day). 

All morning talks are in Knoll House, Botanic Garden, Glebe Road, Oadby; 10.30am for an 11am start, refreshments available.

Parking is on Glebe Road. Non-members are very welcome, we ask you to pay £2.00 (free if you join the Friends on the day).

Garden visits depart from Glebe Road. Times and costs vary. Please check the individual booking forms, which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate venue in the table below if there is a live link. Cancellation terms and conditions, and further information, can be viewed here.

DateEventDetails
Sunday 2nd -
Wednesday 5th June 2019
Gardens Holiday We will be visiting gardens in North Wales including
Cholmondeley Castle, Portmeirion Village,
Plas Tan y Bwlch, Bodnant, Plas Cadnant &
Arley Hall Gardens.
Wednesday
12 June 2019
Morning talk John Lee: 'Penstemons'
A "hands-on talk" with plants for sale.
Sunday
16 June 2019
fully booked
Garden visit

Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey
For further details see here.
Booking form can be found here.

Sunday 23 June 2019 
10am - 1pm
Plant Exchange Bring a plant & swap it for another one. Donations accepted if you don't have a plant to offer.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Garden
Sunday 30 June 2019
10am - 5pm
Plant Sale & Family Day Specialist plant sales, free children's & family activities, music, entertainments, art & craft stalls & demonstrations, ecology & wildlife groups & activities.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Garden.
Entry fee for adults £5, children free.
Assistance dogs only permitted
Thursday 11 July 2019 

Garden visit

Weston Park, Shropshire
For further details see here.
Booking form can be found here.

Tuesday
13 August 2019
Garden visit

Castor House Gardens and Elton Hall & Gardens, Peterborough
For further details see here.
Booking form can be found here.

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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)
botanicgarden@le.ac.uk

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Accessibility

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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.