The Botanical gardens – Leicester

We love to visit the Botanical gardens a few miles from our home. It is a beautiful garden with university buildings, a cafe, open spaces for the children to run around it, a large pond and a sculpture park. The double boarders are full of herbaceous perennials and look stunning in the summer months. I suspect there is a bee hive or two somewhere near by as the flowers are always covered in bees on sunny days.

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In the summer there are millions of bees and wasps. I think they like the bright flowers. There are lots of sculptures there on the grass. My Daddy did a sculpture project there once making things out of wood. There is a pond with fish in it.  Miss E Age 8

I like running down paths and blowing bubbles. I do like the pretty flowers. Miss C age 4


4 thoughts on “The Botanical gardens – Leicester

  1. I like the pretty flowers also. And the pretty pics!

    Maybe worth a winter time visit, i know of a certain Hamamelis mollis who may be looking a tad special.


  2. Ha! I didn’t know about these either. Back in Leics in February so will have to have a look. Thinking returning there more permanently. Is there much in the way of an established permaculture community there?

    • Hello there, great to hear from you. I help run a PDC course in Leicester, there is a core of about 20 people that I know of who have done the PDC and/or are doing the diploma. Transition Leicester is pretty active too. So lots of small Permie bits and pieces going on but it still feels like quite a small but growing community- more people involved would be great! Where do you live? Are you from Leics originally?

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