University of Leicester Botanic Garden

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United Kingdom - Leicester

Institution Code: LTR

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Taxa - 3,000 (1,000 genera, 2,500 spp., 6,000 accessions.

Main Address:
University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Correspondence address: University Road
LE1 7RH United Kingdom

Telephone: 0116 271 2933
Fax: 0116 271 2933
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Director
    Curator's Name: R.J.Gornall
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1921
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 8 Hectares
    Latitude: 52.609281
    Longitude: -1.090718
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 120000
  • Number of Visitors: 5000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 3000
  • Special Collections:Saxifragaceae, Coriariaceae. Skimmia, Aubretia, Fuchsia, Chamaecyparis, Acer, Paeonia.

Conservation Programmes

  • Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Programme: No