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Beautiful botanicals

April – July 2024

Illustrations from American Flora

Our spring exhibition brings you early examples of rare Floras, botanical texts and historic gardening books. Maybe these will inspire you to notice the plant life around you or start growing some of your own. We also take a look at one beautiful and exotic species, the orchid, and find examples of plant life from across the world. 

The exhibition draws attention to the green spaces on our campus and sites, including the Attenborough Arboretum and the Botanic Garden in Oadby. These spaces can have immense benefits for our physical and mental health - please enjoy and visit them if you can! 

Visiting the exhibition

Located on the ground floor of the David Wilson Library, the exhibition is open every day between 9.30am and 4.30pm (excluding public holidays and University closure days). Entry to the Library is free but security controlled. Ask for admission to the Special Collections exhibition at reception.

For more information email or call +44 (0)116 252 2056.

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