Woodland Day at Attenborough Arboretum

Posted by er134 at Sep 09, 2014 01:29 PM |
Public invited to explore woodland wonders at the University of Leicester on Sunday 14 September 2014

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 9 September 2014

The Attenborough Arboretum at the University of Leicester is inviting the public to explore and celebrate the wonders of the woodlands, including picking blackberries - right in the heart of the city on Sunday 14 September.

The event will feature a whole range of fun activities, demonstrations and stalls from 11am – 4pm and refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

Leicestershire and Rutland Beekeepers and green woodworkers will be demonstrating their crafts and the Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project will have local apple varieties to sample and learn about.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will provide information stalls, hands-on wildlife activities for kids and adults alike, as well as offering facts on local wild places and how to give nature a home in your own garden.

Other activities include foraging for autumn foods and storytelling in the woods with the Leicestershire Guild of Storytellers.

Jenny Mattingly, from the University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden said: “This is a great opportunity to explore the Arboretum at the weekend and experience some woodland in the city, as autumn approaches.”

Woodland Day at the Attenborough Arboretum will be held on Sunday 14 September 2014, 11am - 4pm, entrance £3 per adult, children free. The Arboretum is on Carisbrooke Road just a few streets away from the Botanic Garden.  For more information visit: http://www2.le.ac.uk/institution/botanic-garden/gardarb

  • The Attenborough Arboretum was opened by Sir David Attenborough whose family has an historical association with the University dating to the 1930s when Frederick Attenborough was appointed Principal of the University College, the forerunner of the University.

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Contact Jenny Mattingly

botanicgarden@le.ac.uk

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