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University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Inner City Oasis of Calm

The Botanical Gardens are one of my favourite gardens to visit. The air is clean, the gardens are... read more

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Oasis in the town

We've been to the Botanic Gardens before, but on this visit, despite there not being a sculpture... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
LynneaboutLough... L
Leicester, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2NE, England
+44 116 271 2933
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All reviews plants and trees beautiful place to relax gardens are well kept water features beautiful scenery haven of peace pleasant walk sculpture exhibition fantastic place to visit free entry school trip glebe road walk around different seasons couple of hours herb garden greenhouse
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Reviewed yesterday

The Botanical Gardens are one of my favourite gardens to visit. The air is clean, the gardens are large and there's plenty to see. Perfect for a sunny day, lounging on one of the many lawns or out with your family for a picnic. There's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

We've been to the Botanic Gardens before, but on this visit, despite there not being a sculpture exhibition, we noticed more things than we did on our previous visit. The greenhouses were delightful, but some of the buildings were in a bit of a sorry...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LynneaboutLough... L
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The botanic gardens are open most of the year, and is a nice site for a walk. Easily accessible. There are many mature acer trees, with great autumn colour.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank leic123
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

The Botanical Gardens are a fantastic place to visit, allow plenty of time to walk around as there is plenty to see. The grounds contain some lovely stately houses, and Victorian greenhouses. Don’t forget to take your camera, you will be spoilt for choice of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GrahamUK33
Reviewed 28 August 2018

relaxing and calming happy to take my cocker spaniel she loves it a wide variety of plants lovely old buildings better than a park would be nice to have a cafe

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Despite the drought, there were still some beautiful plants on display and the history of the gardens are very interesting. Plenty to see as you walk round with separate areas of planting and sculpture as well.

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

I've been here many times with the family. My kids love this place. Very good place o relax and see kinds of different trees, flowers and much more. Amazing work from the University of Leicester, a big clap for them. _______________________ www.instagram.com/seifnn

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank seifnn
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

University of Leicester is one of top Universities among topworld universities, it has a world class education and very nice facilities. Recommended

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ahmedabdelaal
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I've visited this beautiful garden on previous occasions but have never experienced a guided tour. Our large group split into smaller groups of around 10 persons per guide and the tour was approximately 1.5 hours followed by a very welcome cuppa and a delicious slice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Only four gardeners keep this garden but it is a wonderful garden with most plants labelled. Hot weather so some areas had suffered.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mary S
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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.
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