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University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD, England
+44 116 271 2933
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A quiet calm in a busy city!

Beautiful garden with lots of plants and flowers with a lovely pond containing some fish. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Luton, United Kingdom
Beautiful, tranquil place

This amalgamation of the gardens of a group of large houses is very well managed. There are mature... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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16 acres of lovingly cultivated grounds and greenhouses display a wide variety of features and environments. The formal planting centres around a restored Edwardian garden. Other planting includes an arboretum, a herb garden, woodland and herbaceous borders, rock gardens, a water garden, special collections of Skimmia, Aubrieta, and hardy Fuchsia, and a series of glasshouses displaying temperate and tropical plants, alpines and succulents. This garden one of the most diverse in the region. It is the perfect place for a pleasant walk and there are benches for those who simply wish to relax and admire the surroundings. Variety is the key to this garden's strength.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD, England
+44 116 271 2933
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful garden with lots of plants and flowers with a lovely pond containing some fish. The greenhouses are worth a visit to see the numerous cacti. Entrance is free but donations are welcome. Street parking is available on Glebe Road. The gardens are suitable for...More

Thank Gandhiji
Reviewed 5 days ago

This amalgamation of the gardens of a group of large houses is very well managed. There are mature trees, a beautiful huge pond, various formal mini-gardens, a row of acers, a herb garden, a fuchsia garden, succulents and alpines in greenhouses and regular exhibitions of...More

Thank Leicesterdavid
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

A wonderful variety here - trees, flowers, cacti, exotic plants, rockeries, a pond... lovely to have a wander through this rich park. Great place to take children, have a romantic stroll, or bring a picnic. Can't wait to bring my grandparents here, who would love...More

1  Thank joleyb1
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Seven of us had booked in advance for a guided tour then a laboratory session studying flower structure. The 1.5 hour tour by a volunteer guide was wonderful, even in the rain! After a picnic (indoors) we could wander at will before our 1.5 hour...More

1  Thank pinneydavid
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Well worth visiting - free entry. Park in Glebe Road to enter not Stoughton Drive as the road signs seem to suggest. Open all year from 10.00 a.m. and closing 4pm or 5 p.m. in the Winter. An impressive collection of plants, shrubs and trees...More

1  Thank Jean120557
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Lived in Oadby all my life and decided to visit for the first time. Free entrance and lots of nearby parking. The premises is quite large and you'll have plenty to explore, definitely worth it if you have time to spare.

2  Thank Oscar T
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon out. Used to have statues but only got a few now. There is a section with little hills and the kids love rolling down them.

1  Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I often visit this park on a sunny day with my husband,it's a peaceful spot with different sections of beautiful greenery,it has got an area dedicated to fresh herbs and a pond with tropical fish,there are also wid flowers and interesting student art around the...More

1  Thank AIsha777
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This place is literally down the road from me, visited today with my hubby. Had a lovely stroll and wished we took a picnic. Such a peaceful place, would never have thought this is where it is! Very very well kept and clean! Will def...More

1  Thank Kiran J
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I visited here recently with a group of school kids. This place is great for kids to explore and learn about wildlife 😀😀

Thank Gadger123
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Darlington T
8 June 2017|
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Response from Jean120557 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were no restrictions that we noticed - we certainly took loads of lovely photos of the gardens and the houses within them.
7 July 2015|
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Response from roger p | Reviewed this property |
parking on the road side but be a wear when they have music in the park this may be more difficult
Nick H
7 January 2015|
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Response from Negshonk | Reviewed this property |
sorry- no dogs allowed Nearby Knighton Park is the bast place for dogs