At the University of Leicester Botanic Garden and Attenborough Arboretum, we focus on the importance of global biodiversity. You can see and learn about a wide range of plants that grow in our extensive collections from around the world.

Notice board

The Garden grounds are re-opening on 4 May 2021

  • Although the Botanic Garden is currently closed owing to Covid, we are pleased to announce that it will re-open to visitors on 4th May 2021. Note that there will be no toilet facilities at first and the greenhouses will remain closed for the time being.

  • Please follow the Covid code of conduct (posted at the gates) when you do go to the Garden.

  • The horticultural staff have worked valiantly to restore the Garden after its 13-month closure, but this work is ongoing so please indulge us while it goes on: not everywhere will look at its best!

Online programmes and activities

Look at our latest programmes and activities for KS1/2. Pre-recorded science videos and live science and art sessions available.

Why not try our Botanic Garden board game