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University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A walk around the plants of the world

Oadby botanical gardens march 2019.Spent a pleasant two hours walking among plants from around our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beautiful Garden

Well worth a visit....at the moment it is a picture with all the spring flowers, but there is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jean A
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 oasis of calm water features beautiful scenery sculpture exhibition pleasant walk fantastic place to visit sunny day open days school trip glebe road walk around different seasons two hours herb garden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oadby botanical gardens march 2019.Spent a pleasant two hours walking among plants from around our planet .great day out

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit....at the moment it is a picture with all the spring flowers, but there is always something to enjoy at any time Access is easy and entrance is by donation,it is well kept with paths making it simple to walk around.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jean A
Reviewed February 25, 2019

very nice place to take the kids and the family all in one day. Incredible views and all different types of flowers

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Abdulm3267
Reviewed February 22, 2019

Enjoyed walking around here on a sunny winters day. Lots of beautiful trees and separate areas you feel like you discover as walking around. The greenhouses were closed when we visited (but it was a Sunday) and i'm not sure if any of the buildings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MiJulie88
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Features include water area, greenhouse, sculptures, buildings, botanical themes. A large garden area to roam around. Even picked the quince fruit and made jam with it...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 7karuna7
Reviewed February 10, 2019

We took a class of year 4 children here as part of a school topic.The staff are very experienced and skilled with the children. They arranged lots of educational activities for us to do around the gardens and indoors. Been here a few times with...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BeBold_SMP_Hair
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

This is a really nice place to visit. We have been a few times over the years and it's certainly somewhere you can visit over and again. I wouldn't say it's my normal type of place to go to so the fact I come back...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank QuietandThoughtful
Reviewed January 26, 2019

Love this place - anytime of the year. An oasis of calm & lovely nature A nice sized stroll/walk No distractions - just the exhibits. Nice for young children (push chair friendly and for the less fleet of foot good paths for mobility aids)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Louise F
Reviewed December 24, 2018

A drop in on route to something else lead to a 2 hour walk around the gardens was very enjoyable, well laid out and the majoirty of plants ,trees and bushes had labels to tell you what they are. Teas were on offer and home...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mlj2714
Reviewed December 24, 2018

I thoroughly enjoy walks through the well kept botanical gardens with my daughters who particularly enjoy the herb garden and th3 cacti. They often have sculptures and open days which are well worth a visit. Easy to get parking as well

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kirrily L
November 7, 2017|
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Response from pinneydavid | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kirrily L, I have answered your enquiry. If you have any more questions please post them here. Enjoy your visit.
Darlington T
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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.
July 7, 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