Visitor information

BOTANIC GARDEN

ATTENBOROUGH ARBORETUM

Location. Glebe Road, LE2 2LD.
Map and directions.

Opening times. The Botanic Garden is open throughout the year, seven days a week, 10.00am to 4.00pm (5pm in British Summer time).
The Garden is closed on 25th December, 26th December and 1st January.

Entry is free, except on special event days.

Accessibility. The paths are suitable for wheelchair users. Toilets, including those with disabled access, are available. For more detail, see DisabledGo.

Greenhouses. The alpine, desert, temperate and tropical greenhouses will be open daily as follows:
In summer (BST): 10am-3.30pm (3pm on Friday).
In winter, weekdays:10am-3.30pm (3pm on Friday), weekends: 10am-2.30pm 
Christmas holiday: closed from 24th December to 4th January inclusive.

Refreshments. We regret that the University Catering Dept. will 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.

Dogs. We regret that ONLY assistance dogs are permitted.

Location. Public entrance: Knighton Road (Sat Nav - LE2 3TQ).
Schools entrance: Carisbrooke Road (LE2 3PF).
Map and directions.

Opening times. The Arboretum is open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 3.30pm (closing at 3.00pm on Fridays). The Arboretum is closed at weekends, and from 25 December to 1 January inclusive.

Entry is free, except on special event days.

Accessibility. The paths are suitable for wheelchair users. Toilets, including those with disabled access, are available.

The Arboretum has no refreshment facilities.

Dogs. We regret that ONLY assistance dogs are permitted.

Ashes

Please note that we do not allow the scattering of ashes in the Botanic Garden or Attenborough Arboretum.

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Sandstone Garden maples

Japanese Maples in the Sandstone Garden

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)
botanicgarden@le.ac.uk

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Accessibility

DisabledGo logo

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 2017

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 2017.