University of Leicester Botanic Garden

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University of Leicester Botanic Garden

University of Leicester Botanic Garden
4.5
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Arfan K
Leicester, UK168 contributions
Great walk and lovely location. Ample parking.
Sep 2021 • Friends
Always a great walk for some fresh air and exploring different plants. Has a small pond with koi in
It, be careful they bite. Lovely stroll. Approx time
Spent here between 1-3hrs.
Written 11 September 2021
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marthiex
Diss, UK175 contributions
Sunday morning walk
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a lovely place for a Sunday morning walk. We were staying 5 minutes away and had to visit before we travelled home from our long weekend in Leicester. I believe the out-buildings were closed but it was enjoyable to walk around the grounds, looking at the different plants. The pond with fish was great to sit and watch for a while. There are lots of interesting sculptures dotted around the site to enjoy. A great place for a bit of exercise and fresh air.
Written 1 August 2021
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helpless1
turkey107 contributions
Nice walk in the sunshine
Jul 2021
We have a really nice quiet walk around the gardens, although the hot house’s are being renovated, this did not spoil our visit.
Written 14 July 2021
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beinguniquebeingme
Leicester, UK83 contributions
Lovely but different right now
Mar 2020 • Family
Flourishes in the summer but boggy right now thanks to the heavy rain.

Areas are being cared for and worked on but some blossom has appeared and the cactus and tropical houses are ripe with glorious varied plants from cotton plants, ginger and even a mini pineapple!
Written 8 March 2020
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Paul55677
Guernsey, UK14 contributions
An intriguing visit to the Botanical Gardens at an awkward time of year for plants
Dec 2019
My wife and I visited the University Botanical Gardens in early December on a bitterly cold morning, but what a delightful experience it was! Being early December there was little in the way of colour in the Garden as we expected, but the frost had taken over many of the plant structures and made for a beautiful sight which would not be seen too often or at many other times of the year. Glasshouses were interesting, but the gardens inspired us most. We will be back when next in Leicester and hopefully at another time of year.
Written 27 February 2020
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MrSteele38
Nottingham, UK56 contributions
Hidden Gem on the outskirts of Leicester
Feb 2020
Although this appears in Trip Advisors own list of things to do in Leicester I am amazed by how few locals have visited it. The walk around the grounds can easily fill an hour or so and everytime we visit we see something new. If you go in late February / Early March you can see the Crocus display, but every month there is a highlight. If only there was a café on site, it would be perfect.
Written 18 February 2020
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TatNev
Leicestershire, UK20 contributions
Botanical garden one the best attraction in Leicester
Nov 2019 • Solo
I love to go to Botanical Garden to see the season changes. I went in the raining day in November and enjoyed every minute of it.
Written 2 November 2019
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Amy Anna
Dnipro, Ukraine59 contributions
Beautiful <3
Jun 2019
I went to the University of Leicester and only discovered this amazing garden in my last week living in the city. If you live in Oadby, especially as a student, this is the perfect place to relax and get some peace! My favourite part is the tropical garden, although I find the cacti I bit weird.
Written 14 October 2019
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AdamPasco
Peterborough, UK4 contributions
Interesting garden and very quiet
Aug 2019
We had an enjoyable afternoon exploring this 'hidden' garden. Lovely walk, and plenty to see. A lovely garden to walk and relax with a picnic. There is no cafe, but there are toilets.
Written 28 September 2019
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Alk14x
Leicester, UK6 contributions
Best of Oadby
Sep 2019 • Solo
A fantastic peaceful gardens with many points of interest; whether you're a horticulturalist or just looking for a place of solace. My only small gripe is the lack of improvements in the gardens over the years.
Written 26 September 2019
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