University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Stoughton Drive South
Founded in 1921 with the assistance of the Leicester Literary & Philosophical Society, the University of Leicester Botanic Garden was established on its present site in 1947.
Science centre, Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site
Mon - Fri: 10.00-16.00/ Sat - Sun: 3rd weekend in March to 2nd weekend in November, 10.00-16.00
Closed: Christmas and New Year
Guided tours can be arranged at a cost of £3.50 each, but have to be booked.
Arboretum, herb garden, woodland and herbaceous borders, rock gardens, a water garden, the National Collections of Skimmia, Aubrieta, hardy Fuchsia and Lawson’s Cypress and a series of glasshouses displaying temperate and tropical plants, alpines and succulents.