Attenborough Arboretum

The Attenborough Arboretum is planted with native trees planted largely in the sequence in which they arrived in UK after the last Ice Age, around 10,000 years ago. It is a few minutes drive from the University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden and was opened by Sir David Attenborough on 23 April 1997.

Covering around five acres, it is one of the few surviving examples in the city of a medieval ridge-and-furrow field.

There are also two large ponds.

There is a car park on site and entry is free.

The Arboretum is open 7 days a week from 10-4 during GMT and 10-5 during British summer time. The site is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day but can be closed for the whole week so check the website before visiting.



Address: Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 3PF View map Length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: No
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Parking on Grass Verge: No
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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