Botanic Garden and Attenborough Arboretum


Poet in Residence 2023

During 2023, Tim Relf will be our Poet in Residence at the Botanic Garden. He will write a number of poems related to the Garden and Events of 2023 and also hold a poetry writing workshop on 20 May 2023.

Indian Dancing in the Garden

Sunday 21 May 2023, 1.00pm - 5.00pm

  • Indian dancing, provided by several groups, presented by Sajan Odedra.
  • Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Garden, available from 12.30pm on Beaumont Terrace.
  • Free admission, donations to support the dancers and the Botanic Garden are welcome.
  • Entrance and parking on Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD.

"Gilding the Lily" - a talk by Lars Tharp of the BBC Antiques Roadshow

Saturday 3 June 2023, from 6.00pm 

  • A fundraising evening organised by the Friends of the Garden with proceeds going towards the refurbishment of the greenhouses.
  • Gardens and greenhouses open from 6pm.
  • This event will be ticketed, available online from Eventbrite.
  • A glass of wine or a non-alcoholic drink is included.
  • The talk will begin in the Beaumont Hall dining room at 8pm.
  • Location: Beaumont Hall, Stoughton Drive South, Oadby LE2 2NA.
  • Parking on Glebe Road, Oadby LE2 2LD.

Plant Sale and Family Day

Sunday 2 July 2023, 10.00am - 5.00pm

  • Come along to our annual event organised by the Friends of the Botanic Garden.
  • Proceeds go toward funding additional facilities within the garden.
  • You will find specialist plant sales, free children's and family activities, music, entertainments, art and craft stalls and demonstrations, ecology and wildlife groups and activities.
  • Refreshments available.
  • Entrance £5 per adult, children free.

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