University of Leicester Botanic Garden

The University of Leicester Botanic Garden is fundamentally an academic institution engaged in teaching and research. Its mission is to explore and explain the world of plants by:

  • maintaining the most diverse garden in the region, in terms of both plants, including special conservation collections, and landscape features, including historically and architecturally important buildings;
  • underpinning scientific research at the University;
  • providing essential, material support to University teaching;
  • devising and providing both passive and formal education programmes aimed at all age groups outside of the University, in particular reaching out into the wider community to demonstrate the contemporary significance of plants in a rapidly changing world.
A sixteen acre site including woodland and herbaceous borders, a herb garden, meadow, rock gardens, a water garden, ponds and  alpine, desert, Mediterranean and tropical glasshouses. The Garden also has a five acre satellite site 1.5 miles away The Attenborough Arboretum ( LE2 3PF) which has a collection of native trees.
Education programmes aimed at schools, teacher trainees and the general public run throughout the year and we are a badged LOtC site. Special events and workshops are also arranged.

Contact details

Visitors address: use the postcode LE2 2LD
Correspondence address: The University of Leicester Botanic Garden, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.
Phone: 0116 271 2933,

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