Family Day at the Botanic Garden on 3 July

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 28, 2011 03:20 PM |
Browse the stalls, buy some plants, see the sculptures, bring the kids…

The University’s award-winning Botanic Garden hosts a Family Day and Plant Sale this Sunday, 3 July 2011.

There will be plenty of things to do, including not just plant sales from specialist nurseries but also stalls selling arts and crafts and promoting local wildlife organisations. For the kids, there’s face-painting and a bouncy castle.

This is also a chance to have a look around the 2011 Sculpture in the Garden exhibition. And the café will be open on Sunday for cream teas and other refreshments.

Entry to the garden on Sunday, which is open 11.00am-5.00pm, costs just £3.50 which goes towards upkeep of the garden – and it’s completely free for kids. The Botanic Garden has good disabled access, including disabled-accessible toilets and wheelchair-suitable paths.

Growing Schools logo

The Botanic Garden recently won a Growing School Garden Award, given by the Department of Education and the FACE charity (Farming And Countryside Education) for outstanding work with schools, outside the classroom, in the areas farming, gardens and wildlife.

And on the subject of working with schools, the Botanic Garden recently celebrated its 100,000th visitor under its highly popular education programme. The milestone visitor is a pupil of Townlands Church of England Primary School, Leicester, who came to the Garden on 24 June.