5-23 Carisbrooke Road Leicester LE2 3TQ


January 2024


Tuesday 30th January

Attenborough Arboretum - Snowdrops
Snowdrops in bloom.

The welcoming sight of Snowdrops ( Galantus nivalis ) coming into bloom at the inner gate entrance reminds us that Spring is not too far away.

Heartening to see that the English Bluebells transplanted from the pond to beneath our London Plane are thriving

Counted 20 beautiful Mallard ducks at the pond this morning. Males and females.

Attenborough Arboretum - Bluebells
Bluebells under the London Plane.

Thursday 18th January

Attenborough Arboretum - Picnic Bench
New bench in place.

A new picnic bench has appeared in the arboretum. To find out more read up about it in the latest volunteering blog.

Latest Volunteering Blog


Monday 15th January

Attenborough Arboretum - Visiting Mallards
Our new residents

The latest bird blog by our resident expert Phil Taylor has just been published. Read about bird activity in the arboretum and all about our new visitors n the pond.

Latest Bird Blog


Monday 22nd January

Attenborough Arboretum - Compost Bin No. 2
Compost Bin No 2

We are giving away free compost again!

We have excess compost in compost bin number 2. Please help yourself if you want some. It's free, but do consider putting a small donation in the blue box by the notice board.

Normally, there is a spade and wheelbarrow at the bin to help you out!