Wedding photographs

You are most welcome to take wedding or engagement photographs in the Botanic Garden during our standard opening hours, but it is essential that you book in advance. There is a charge of £40 per session. 

To book, phone 0116-271-7725 or download booking form here, fill it in post it with your cheque to: 

The Gardens Manager, University of Leicester, Estates & Facilities Management Division, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

If you have queries, please contact Geoffrey Sadler, the Gardens Manager at

Please note that the arrangement relates solely to photography. We regret that we do not allow drinks, picnics, confetti or music in the Garden on these occasions.

If you want to arrange a reception, please contact the University Conference Office (0116-271-9933).

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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.