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University of Leicester Botanic Garden - Guided Tour

Join us for a guided tour of the University of Leicester Botanic Garden.

Taking a tour ensures that you won't miss anything: all the highlights and many interesting, hidden details are included. The Botanic Garden tours focus on the history and development of the garden, especially the restored Edwardian garden, the houses and landscape features of particular interest.

The 16-acre Botanic Garden is one of the most diverse in the region, and includes: arboretum, herb garden woodland and herbaceous borders, rock gardens, water garden and parterre garden. In the Glasshouses there are alpine, desert, Mediterranean and tropical, also special collections of hardy fuchsia, conifers, peonies.

Throughout the tour, noteworthy plants are pointed out, together with information about their scientific and horticultural significance.

What's included



Notes and restrictions

Public entrance: is found via Glebe Road, Leicester LE2 2LD.

Bicycle racks are provided at the Garden entrance and car parking is available on the street.

The tour will last about 90 minutes and will be followed by tea and cake.