The Gardening Group took a week out from the allotment this week (2nd July) and visited the Leicester Botanical Gardens.  The weather was perfect, and an excellent (and enthusiastic) guide showed us round explaining some of the work carried out there.  Obviously, the visit was not complete until we had enjoyed an excellent lunch of sandwiches and homemade cake in the lovely old Edwardian house.  After lunch, we had an hour on our own to wander around and find parts of the garden we hadn’t seen on the tours including ponds, tropical greenhouses and specimen trees.