Marble Surface

2019

Leicester University Botanical Gardens

We managed to pick another really hot day for our outing to Leicester Botanic Gardens. We met up at Costa Coffee in the centre of Oadby and then went on to the Botanic Gardens. There was easy parking right next to the entrance of the park, which was free. Entry to the park was also free of charge.

There were a few sculptures in the gardens and some specimen trees, flower beds and a pond with fountains. It was as hot outside as in the desert house where they had quite a few large cacti with fearsome spines. There was also a tropical hothouse, which we ventured into. This was indeed hotter and more humid than the weather outside. It also had a separate part with a sliding door inside which housed the sun dews and pitcher plants. It was dripping in there and we did not tarry long. The bonus to this adventure was that the first part of the hothouse seemed practically cool and outside was quite refreshing.

After a packed lunch on a park bench under a nice shady tree, we took another stroll around the park and then called it a day.

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Cactus Fruit
Cactus Fruit

Annie Ford

Cactus Spines
Cactus Spines

Annie Ford

Carp
Carp

Annie Ford

Sheila Pendred

Sheila Pendred

Sheila Pendred

Fountains
Fountains

Annie Ford

Hibiscus
Hibiscus

Annie Ford

Knotty Problem
Knotty Problem

Annie Ford

Sheila Pendred

Tony Lucas

Tony Lucas

Tony Lucas

Tony Lucas

Tony Lucas

Tony Lucas

Parasol Mushrooms
Parasol Mushrooms

Annie Ford

Pitcher Plant
Pitcher Plant

Annie Ford

Sun Dial
Sun Dial

Annie Ford