Oadby in Bloom: Discovering the Town's Botanical Beauty

Looking to find the very best botanical displays in Oadby? Discover some of our favourite spots for an afternoon in the sunshine with your loved ones.

At Home Instead, we appreciate the opportunity to take our clients to the lovely local gardens in Oadby. These lovely spaces offer not only beautiful botanical displays but also provide a calm atmosphere for spending quality time together. Our Care Professionals enjoy these outings as they allow them to share the peaceful surroundings of the gardens with the individuals they support. With nice spots to grab a bite to eat or have a cup of tea, Oadby’s gardens are a great place for relaxation and reconnecting with nature. So, if you’re looking for a way to spend a leisurely day or simply enjoy the outdoors, Oadby’s gardens are a fantastic option.

Brocks Hill Country Park

At 67 acres in size, Brocks Hill Country Park is one of the biggest outdoor spaces in the local area and is home to a wonderful array of wildlife and plants. One of the must-visit spots is the beautiful sensory garden, which is famed for its vibrant flowers and scents.

The park is also accessible and ideal to visit if you’re a carer, with several wide and flat walkways that are perfect for elderly visitors or those with less mobility.

University of Leicester Botanic Garden

The University of Leicester Botanic Garden is one of the best-hidden gems in Oadby. The beautiful garden is home to a diverse range of plants, including tropical species and native flora, as well as a wide range of wildlife and insects.

During the spring and summer, visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens, taking in the colourful blooms and fragrant scents.

“Thanks to being a little unknown, this is one of the best spots to visit with our clients as it is rarely busy and gives them plenty of time to explore the wonderful plants and flowers.” – Emily, Care Professional

The Boulter’s Lock and Mill Garden

Located alongside the River Soar and featuring a traditional lock and mill, Boulter’s Lock and Mill Garden is a beautiful and peaceful spot to enjoy a day. Visitors are able to stroll through the garden at their leisure, taking in the incredible views and tranquillity of the river as well as watching the boats pass through the lock.

Oadby Botanic Garden

No list of botanical spots in Oadby would be complete without a mention of the Oadby Botanic Garden! Although it is smaller than some of the others, this charming garden is situated in the heart of the town centre and features a collection of exotic plants and flowers. A walk around the park will unlock an array of scents and colours that are perfect for all ages.

Wigston Pool and Meadowside Recreation Ground

Finally, the Wigston Pool and Meadowside Recreation Ground is other great spot to visit. The park features a range of amenities, including walking trails, picnic areas, and a lake, but it is the beautiful wildflower meadow that is most popular. Bursting into a colourful bloom during the spring and summer months, it is a must-visit destination for residents and visitors alike.

Discover the outdoors with Home Instead

Oadby is a botanical delight, and here at Home Instead, our highly experienced Care Professionals are on hand to help you or your loved ones enjoy the wonderful array of flowers on offer. Our award-winning care at home options are tailored to every client, so to find out more about our services, get in touch today!

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