Visit: A Change of Heart, Leicester Botanical gardens

the knoll leicester botanical gardens

Our picnic basket was out again for a visit to Leicester University Botanical Gardens last weekend. After B visited last year for the first time, this year it was my turn.  A change of heart is the 12th annual sculpture in the garden exhibition which is on display until the 27th October 2013. We had a lazy picnic in the sunshine then whiled away a few hours by wandering around the gardens admiring the grounds and sculptures which add an extra dimension to the already beautiful gardens, there is something to see at every turn. I didn’t bake this time, though I would have liked to. Sometimes it’s all about seizing the moment and being spontaneous. This day was a case of last minute planning, grabbing a few snacks from the shop on our way and making the most of a beautiful afternoon in the sunshine.

Here are a few snaps from our day, the sculpture images are linked to the artist’s website so click on the image to learn more about the sculpture.

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10 thoughts on “Visit: A Change of Heart, Leicester Botanical gardens

  1. It looks so beautiful there. Great photos, I really like the headless one on the bench!

  2. jensine says:

    what a beautiful day you had … love your photos

  3. dropscone says:

    I can’t believe it took me so long to visit this place, we only went for the first time last weekend, and it’s just such a lovely spot! I was quite tempted to pick some of the fruit though, which they probably frown on!

  4. Alice says:

    Hi! I just stumbled across your blog and image of my sculpture in Leicester (the fence piece, “Where I start and you end”) its a great photo! I wonder if I could use it as part of my documentation of the piece? If so who should I credit? Thank you! Alice Cunningham

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