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University of Leicester Botanic Garden

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Address: Stoughton Drive South, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2NE, England
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+44 116 271 2933
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Why haven't I been here before?!!!

This place is literally down the road from me, visited today with my hubby. Had a lovely stroll and wished we took a picnic. Such a peaceful place, would never have thought this... read more

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is literally down the road from me, visited today with my hubby. Had a lovely stroll and wished we took a picnic. Such a peaceful place, would never have thought this is where it is! Very very well kept and clean! Will def be visiting again when the flowers are in bloom .....with a book and a picnic!!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here recently with a group of school kids. This place is great for kids to explore and learn about wildlife 😀😀

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the gardens, they are free to enter and lots of areas to explore. If you just wanted a walk you wouldn't be there more than an hour but a lovely place to sit and chat/have a picnic if you want to stay longer.

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Thank yetemily
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a Sunday afternoon strolling round gardens lived near here and had never been before beautiful gardens

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preston
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Really enjoyed my visit. Was free to enter. Cactus was amazing. Lovely gardens to walk around. Felt gardens and plants where really cared for.

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Thank shanti00
Uppingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife saw a photograph of a huge carpet of purple crocuses in our national daily newspaper, and discovered that it was taken here! So, naturally, we got the car out, and off we went next day! This is a wonderful place! Clearly, the plants flower at different seasons, and, this being Winter/early spring, mainly the bulbs are flowering, but... More 

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Thank kenriley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a lovely place to go, some interesting plants and trees and a great greenhouse! They have different sculptures there from time to time also.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a gem of a place even in the middle of winter! A truly delightful collection - a must see. Even better in summer with plenty of feature gardens and picnic places!

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Thank Auds632
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

In the winter months, its OK, and peaceful, but the real time to visit is in the summer when the sculpture in the park is on. Even my Grandchildren enjoy it then, and you can actually touch the sculptures! Such a lovely place to while away an afternoon

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Many leicester people do not know these gardens are their, wonderfull displays nearly all year round and a tea room well worth a vist.

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