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University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD, England
+44 116 271 2933
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A real sanctuary to enjoy at any time of the year

Well worth visiting - free entry. Park in Glebe Road to enter not Stoughton Drive as the road signs... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom
Underrated gem

Lived in Oadby all my life and decided to visit for the first time. Free entrance and lots of... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Oscar T
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD, England
+44 116 271 2933
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Well worth visiting - free entry. Park in Glebe Road to enter not Stoughton Drive as the road signs seem to suggest. Open all year from 10.00 a.m. and closing 4pm or 5 p.m. in the Winter. An impressive collection of plants, shrubs and trees...More

Thank Jean120557
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Lived in Oadby all my life and decided to visit for the first time. Free entrance and lots of nearby parking. The premises is quite large and you'll have plenty to explore, definitely worth it if you have time to spare.

1  Thank Oscar T
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon out. Used to have statues but only got a few now. There is a section with little hills and the kids love rolling down them.

Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I often visit this park on a sunny day with my husband,it's a peaceful spot with different sections of beautiful greenery,it has got an area dedicated to fresh herbs and a pond with tropical fish,there are also wid flowers and interesting student art around the...More

Thank AIsha777
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This place is literally down the road from me, visited today with my hubby. Had a lovely stroll and wished we took a picnic. Such a peaceful place, would never have thought this is where it is! Very very well kept and clean! Will def...More

Thank Kiran J
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I visited here recently with a group of school kids. This place is great for kids to explore and learn about wildlife 😀😀

Thank Gadger123
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I love the gardens, they are free to enter and lots of areas to explore. If you just wanted a walk you wouldn't be there more than an hour but a lovely place to sit and chat/have a picnic if you want to stay longer.

Thank yetemily
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We spent a Sunday afternoon strolling round gardens lived near here and had never been before beautiful gardens

Thank 152,328
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Really enjoyed my visit. Was free to enter. Cactus was amazing. Lovely gardens to walk around. Felt gardens and plants where really cared for.

Thank shanti00
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife saw a photograph of a huge carpet of purple crocuses in our national daily newspaper, and discovered that it was taken here! So, naturally, we got the car out, and off we went next day! This is a wonderful place! Clearly, the plants...More

Thank kenriley
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Darlington T
Are you allowed to take pictures or videos ?
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.
Going here at the weekend. What is it like for parking.
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
Nick H
are dogs allowed to visit the gardens?
8 January 2015|
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Response from Negshonk | Reviewed this property |
sorry- no dogs allowed Nearby Knighton Park is the bast place for dogs