Blooming crocuses usher in spring at popular Botanic Garden events

The University’s Botanic Garden will once again usher in springtime with two Crocus Sunday events showcasing the early springtime blooming of the flower.

One of the first flowers to bloom in spring, crocuses are coming back to 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 Garden will be open to the public on two Sunday afternoons, 26 February and 5 March, from 10am to 4pm.

Continuing with its tradition to support local charities, entrance to the Garden will be by donation to the Rotary Foundation's campaign to End Polio Now on 26 February and the Rainbows Children and Young Peoples' Hospice on 5 March.

Richard Gornall, Director of the Botanic Garden, commented: “This is a wonderful display that far too few people get to see. It’s a bright spot in an otherwise quiet time in the gardening calendar."

  • Crocus Sundays take place this year on 26 February and 5 March 2016 between 10am-4pm. Please come to the Glebe Road entrance (LE2 2LD) where you will be welcomed and shown where to go by Friends of the Garden. Refreshments are available.

For more information, please contact Botanic Garden at 0116 271 2933, or visit their website