Botanic Garden in national finals of Britain in Bloom

OurĀ Botanic Garden is to take pride of place in the prestigious national Britain in Bloom finals.

On Wednesday 2 August, Oadby & Wigston borough will be representing the East Midlands region in the Britain in Bloom competition. Following a tour of the borough, the judges will finish their programme with a visit to the picturesque Botanic Garden in Oadby guided by its Director Dr Richard Gornall.

The Mayor of Oadby & Wigston, Samia Haq, who recently graduated from the University, will be in attendance along with senior representatives of the University.

The Borough is representing the East Midlands in the competition which is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Oadby & Wigston has been a regional Gold Award winner for the past 7 years and this year is entered in the Small City Category where it is one of 79 finalists vying to win a coveted Gold award and be named one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places in the UK.

The Botanic Garden is visited by thousands of schoolchildren for whom it is an educational resource linking in with their classroom projects. With a focus on global biodiversity, it is also open to the public who can see and learn about a wide range of plants that grow in the extensive collections from around the world.