University of Leicester Botanic Garden & Attenborough Arboretum


Forthcoming events

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There is now a defibrillator at the Botanic Garden sited at the far end of the Knoll driveway.


Crocus Sundays
18th & 25th February at the Botanic Garden

Crocus Sunday 2018 poster


CPD Training Day for Primary Teachers

Learning Outside the Classroom: Numeracy Literacy & Science at the Botanic Garden

20th March 2018. KS2 am, KS1 pm

Book half or full day. To book and for further information.


Plant Sale & Family Day
Sunday 1st July 2018 10am – 5pm

Additional stalls and activities required

Do you have a product, demonstration or activity with a natural, garden, art or wildlife theme that you think would enhance our event?

Our Plant Sale & Family Day currently attracts between 1500 – 2000 people from a wide area.

The event includes refreshments, specialist plant sales, free children’s and family activities, music, entertainments, art & craft stalls and demonstrations and wildlife groups and activities.

Please contact us for further details or to discuss your offering on:


Telephone:  0116 271 2933

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Access route to Attenborough Arboretum

From 26th September 2016 the public access to the Attenborough Arboretum will be via College Court on Knighton Road. See map for details.



School visits

Habitats & Adaptations

Courses for adults

Plant ID picture

Friends of the Garden

Fibonacci pavements

About the Botanic Garden & Attenborough Arboretum

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Friends of the Garden

Full programme of Friends of the Garden visits and lectures for 2017-2018 on the Friends of the Garden pages

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.