Botanic Garden’s Crocus Sundays return this month

Crocus Sundays return to the University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden this month (February).

The popular annual events, which take place during the final two Sundays in February, allow visitors to see the winter flowers at their best – and raise money for charity.

This year will see volunteers collect donations for The Air Ambulance Service at the Glebe Gate entrance, where there will also be a display about the charity’s work.

Visitors will be able to observe a varied collection of hellebores in the Garden’s wooded area close to the pond, as well as clumps of snowdrops dotted around the borders. The crocus collection underplants the Japanese acers in the Japanese Garden, dividing the two large lawns in front of Beaumont Hall. 

Hot drinks and home-made cake will also be on sale in Beaumont Hall, served by the Friends of the University of Leicester Botanic Garden. 

Crocus Sundays will run between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 18 and Sunday 25 February. The main entrance is in Glebe Road, Oadby (LE2 2LD) and visitors can park for free in any of the University car parks in Stoughton Drive South and Manor Road.