Spring flower viewing made annual event at Botanic Garden

The success of Crocus Weekends at the Botanic Garden has now led to it becoming an annual fixture in the Garden calendar.

On Sundays 28 February and March 6, visitors can sample the delights of the flowers as well as refreshments in the 16-acre picturesque garden in Oadby. 

Continuing with its tradition to support local charities, entrance to the Garden is by donation to the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust.

One of the first flowers to bloom in spring, the crocuses put on a spectacular display throughout the Sandstone Garden in front of Beaumont Hall. To celebrate blooming of the beautiful Woodland Crocus, Crocus tommasinianus, the Friends of the Botanic Garden have arranged to open the Garden to the public on the two Sunday afternoons from 10am to 4pm.

On March 6, visitors will also have the opportunity to see an interactive exhibition of drawings by local children of £100 notes. One hundred of the children’s designs have been chosen for a special display, and six notes have been printed in quantity, to show what a million pounds looks like. The bank notes are part of a project based at the University to help local children see how our number system is built on tens, hundreds and thousands.