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University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD, England
+44 116 271 2933
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Interesting and heartwarming!

I have visited the Botanic Gardens on the odd occasion but found that when I went with a Primary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue B
Leicester, United Kingdom
Very disappointed!

Late October is definitely not the best time of the year to visit this particular Botanic Garden... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD, England
Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD, England
+44 116 271 2933
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Botanic Gardens on the odd occasion but found that when I went with a Primary School on a day trip I enjoyed it tenfold. To see the children's faces light up and the whole place in bloom even though we had...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Late October is definitely not the best time of the year to visit this particular Botanic Garden! We thought that it would be a pleasant place for a Sunday afternoon walk whilst in Leicester but ended up really disappointed. The gardens are easily found on...More

Thank bwanamdevu
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Two day conference. Beautiful surroundings and the food was yum! We even got delicious cake in the afternoon. Venue was great no issues with technology as you always get with conference. Well staffed

Thank natsheff
Reviewed 3 October 2017

hi travellers,this is a unique experience that i would like every human being to taste .its thrilling breeze of nature ,wonderful and exotic trees ,a very unpredictable temperature of romance .its fabulous .i wish all travellers to visit the BOTANIC GARDEN of the UNIVERSITY OF...More

Thank Abdullahi N
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Love this place, often pop in, I enjoy sketching and painting, have been to a painting course run here and just on my own with a sketchpad,vert atmospheric.

Thank 424sheila
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Well worth a visit if you are in or around the city and would like a bit of tranquillity. Free on street parking.

Thank JanGordon
Reviewed 6 September 2017

To walk round the University Botanical Garden is to slip away entirely from the ordinary pressures of life. Suddenly you are immersed in nature and natural beauty. it is a magical place.

Thank peterflackunlimited
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Often you find somewhere that has free entry these days so that's a huge benefit to start. No formal car park normally plenty of space in the road outside. We got there early so parking was easy. Depends what time of year you go but...More

Thank MalcH
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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 18 August 2017

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
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Kirrily L
8 November 2017|
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Response from Leicesterdavid | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe in the summer, with home-made cakes.
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.
8 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