Snibston Composting Demonstration Site Moves to Leicester

22 July 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Composting Demonstration Site Moves from Snibston to Leicester

New Garden Area at the University of Leicester Botanic GardenOriginally situated at Snibston Discovery Centre for a number of years, the Composting Demonstration site run by Master Composter and Vice Chair of the National Allotment Society Rod Weston has moved to Leicester Botanic Centre following the announcement of Snibstons forthcoming closure in July.

A New Location

The home composting exhibit at the University of Leicester Botanic Garden shows a range of working compost bins, wormeries and food digesters, illustrating the ease with which people can divert garden and kitchen waste by recycling it into compost and liquid fertilisers. The location is one of the few sites in the country with no entry fee and benefits from visits from around 50,000 keen gardeners every year.

HOTBIN's at the University of Leicester Botanic GardenSee HOTBIN on Display

There are two HOTBINs on display which in comparison to Snibston are now fully operational with Rod having sufficient waste to run the HOTBIN to its full potential. The HOTBIN's are used to compost both cooked and uncooked food waste left over from visits/event days.

Interested in Visiting?

Educational sessions, guided tours and talks by a Master Composter may be booked as part of Garden Club visits. The team are normally onsite on Saturday afternoons during the summer, however please email if you would like to arrange a demonstration at another time.


University of Leicester Botanic Garden,
Glebe Road,
LE2 2L

Composting Demonstration Area at the University of Leicester Botanic GardenNext Major Event

In aid of the National Gardens Scheme open day, the next event at Leicester Botanic Garden is on the 9th August.

You can find more information on the composting team and their work at