all photos by Rebecca Claire, libfemblog.com // all rights reserved
Hello hello! I’m really excited to show you all these amazing photos I took at the Botanic Gardens in Oadby, Leicester last week. It’s going to be a really image heavy post so I’ve kept all the text here so you can scroll through the photos when you’re done reading (aren’t I sweet?)
Call me old, call me a nerd, call me whatever, I had the time of my life exploring the botanic gardens. Ash and I rarely get the same day off work and he managed to book a couple of days off to spend with me so we figured we’d tick off something from our to-do list.
I absolutely love succulents like Cacti and Sempervivum so I was super excited for all the greenhouses of exotic plants and I caught some incredible shots as you’ll see below.
Established in 1947, the gardens surround four beautiful old houses and was all funded by the University of Leicester (boooo, I’m a DMU girl for life) and believe it or not they are now used by the university as student housing! I can imagine the students that live there aren’t exactly party animals.
Here I am on the right looking like a bit of a knob photographing some of the plants. I have a slight obsession with anything tiny so any miniature versions of things, little trinkets or especially tiny tiny Sempervivums like these ones I was picturing get me really excited!
The gardens are totally free to visit however if you wish to you can leave a small donation at the entrance. They’re absolutely stunning at this time of year because despite the cold weather everything is so green and vibrant still and being inside the nice warm glass houses made me feel super Hyggelig (yeah I went there and I go there every day now.)
THE CACTI GLASSHOUSES
THE TROPICAL GLASSHOUSES
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