Donations, bequests & memorials

We would be delighted to receive donations to enhance the collections or facilities
at the Botanic Garden or Attenborough Arboretum

We invite you to:
• leave a legacy in your will, either directly to the Botanic Garden or to the Friends of the Botanic Garden.
• make a financial contribution to mark your enjoyment of the Botanic Garden, as a ‘thank you’ after a visit.
• donate a sum of money in someone’s memory or to commemorate any other important event in your life; by agreement, the money would be used to contribute to the purchase of a plant or seat or something similar.

Please note that in the case of donated commemorative plant specimens, we do not label them as such and cannot guarantee their survival. We will, however, record all donations and let you know where the particular specimen is located.

In addition, we have an optional public record for all to see, which lists the various ways in which people have supported us. The record includes the date, your name, details of the donation, e.g. plant specimen, seat or other item, and an optional dedication as appropriate.

If you are interested in helping us in this way, we should be very grateful and delighted to hear from you. Please contact The Director, University of Leicester Botanic Garden, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH; email:

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Record of Donations & Bequests

Please click here to see a listing of donations received. The list is currently being edited and is subject to the retrieval of information from our archives.


Scattering ashes. Owing to the high number of school parties and casual visitors who use all parts of the Garden and Arboretum, we do not allow the scattering of cremation ash in either the Botanic Garden or Attenborough Arboretum.

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University of Leicester Botanic Garden,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH

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