Crocus Sundays at the Botanic Garden

University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden to host the perennially popular Crocus Sundays event this year on 24 February and 3 March.

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

To celebrate blooming of the beautiful Woodland Crocus, Crocus tommasinianus, the Garden will be open to the public on two Sundays, 24 February and 3 March, from 10am to 4pm.

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. Continuing with its tradition to support local charities, entrance to the Garden is by donation to the Royal British Legion. 

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.”

On Sunday 3 March there will be an added attraction in the Knoll. The University of Leicester School of Education will be presenting their School Maths Exhibition, in which primary-aged children have the opportunity to try fun maths activities with 5,000 salt-dough starfish made by local schools.

The Botanic Garden is one of the finest in the East Midlands and is situated on the south side of Leicester opposite the racecourse. Entrance is from Glebe Rd (LE2 2LD) immediately before the racecourse roundabout.

The event is hosted by the Friends of the Botanic Garden. Light refreshments will be available throughout the day. For further information please contact ubg@le.ac.uk

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