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Leicester University celebrates blooming crocuses

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The University of Leicester has opened its botanic garden today, for the second weekend in a row, as it hopes to raise money for the Leicestershire Alzheimer's Society.

The Sandstone Garden, in front of Beaumont Hall, is celebrating the spring bloom of crocuses.

The University's biology department has been researching the flower and have set up an exhibition at the venue.

Director, Richard Gornall said:

"This wonderful display that far too few people get to use. It is a bright spot in an otherwise quiet time in the gardening calendar."