They’re bloomin’ early!

Posted by ew205 at Feb 15, 2018 11:33 AM |
University’s Botanic Garden to host the perennially popular Crocus Sundays events this year on 18 February and 25 February

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The University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden will once again usher in springtime with two Crocus Sunday events showcasing the early springtime blooming of the flower.

One of the first flowers to bloom in spring, crocuses are coming back to put on a spectacular display throughout the Sandstone Garden in front of Beaumont Hall.

To celebrate blooming of the beautiful Woodland Crocus, Crocus tommasinianus, the Garden will be open to the public on two Sundays, 18 February and 25 February, from 10am to 4pm.

Continuing with its tradition to support local charities, entrance to the Garden will be by donation to Hope Against Cancer

Richard Gornall, Director of the Botanic Garden, commented: “This is a wonderful display that far too few people get to see. It’s a bright spot in an otherwise quiet time in the gardening calendar."

  • Crocus Sundays take place this year on 18 February and 25 February between 10am-4pm. Please come to the Glebe Road entrance (LE2 2LD) where you will be welcomed and shown where to go by Friends of the Garden. Refreshments are available.

For more information, please contact Botanic Garden at 0116 271 2933, or visit their website


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