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Then...
Since the Gardens were first created in 1836, they have been an important stage for social cultural events. Most notable were the Grand Opening of the Gardens and Fete for the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk.

Grand Opening
The Gardens were opened to the public on the 29th and 30th of June and the 4th and 5th of July 1836. It was estimated that more than 12,000 people visited the Gardens on the four opening days.

To welcome the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk and their children when they took up residence in Sheffield, the Mayor of Sheffield John W. Pye-Smith, invited 400 guests to a lavish luncheon.

Fete for the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk, 1836 And Now...
Please use the links opposite to find out more about the many and varied events taking place in the Gardens this year.

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