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Listings 2019-05-16T17:58:15+00:00

Listings for 2019

All talks, unless otherwise stated, take place in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre which is at the top of the Thompson Road drive.

Plant Sales take place adjacent to the Dorothy Fox Education Centre.

Date & Time Event More Information
Tuesday 22nd January
10.30am

Talk on the “History of Sheffield Botanical Gardens from 1834 to present” by Alison Hunter

FOBS’ Members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Tuesday 12th February
10.30am

Talk on “Learning from the Wild: Planting design tips from the Caucasus” by Dr Sally O’Halloran

FOBS’ Members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Tuesday 26th February
10.30am

Talk on “A Garden for All Seasons” by Diane Clement

FOBS’ Members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Monday 11th March
7.15 pm

Talk on “History of Chatsworth Orchids” by Faye Tuffrey

FOBS’ Members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Tuesday 26th March
10.30am

Talk on “iTree: Survey of the Tree Cover in Sheffield” by Jerry Gunton

FOBS’ Members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Monday 1st April
2.00pm

Talk on “The Walled Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park” by Chris Margrave

Florilegium Members free, Visitors £5 on the door
www.florilegiumsheffield.org.uk
Wednesday 10th April
1.00pm-3.30pm
Children’s Activity. Bear Hunt round the Gardens and art and craft activities in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the top of the Thompson Road drive. Go there to pick up a Bear Hunt. For more information see Children’s Activities under Education. 50p for Bear Hunt sheet
Children’s University
www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Monday 8th April
7.15pm
Talk on “Wild Plants of the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal” by Ken Balkow FOBS’ Members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Sunday 21st April
2.00pm

Talk on “Bressingham in Alan Bloom’s Time”  by Jaime Blake

FOBS’ Members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Tuesday 23rd April
10.30am

Talk on “Fruit and Veg in Small Gardens” by Jeff Bates

FOBS’ Members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Saturday,  4th May – Monday,  6th May 10.00am-5.00pm Spring Exhibition – Hallam Art Group in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre
Sunday, 5th May
11.00am-3.00pm
Spring Plant Sale organised by FOBS in the Botanical Gardens Nursery, Thompson Road Entrance Free entry
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Monday 13th May
7.15pm
Talk on “Fungi of the local area” by Michael Senkans FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Saturday 18th May
11.00am-2.30pm
Sunday 19th May
10.00am-1.30pm

Spring Plant Sale organised by the Hardy Plant Society, South Pennine Group, Botanical Gardens Nursery

Free entry
www.southpenninehps.btck.co.uk
Tuesday 28th May
10.30am
Talk on “Pollinating in the Peak” by Andy Benson FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Wednesday 29th May
1.00pm-3.00pm
Children’s Activity (Children’s University). “I-Spy” – outdoor activity and arts and crafts in the Dorothy Fox Centre (50p). Meet at the Dorothy Fox Centre at the top of the drive off Thompson Road drive.  www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Saturday 1st June
12.00pm-5.00pm
Sunday 2nd June
10.00am-4.00pm

64th Cactus Show organised by the Sheffield Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society (BCSS), Botanical Gardens Nursery, Thompson Road entrance

www.sheffield.bcss.org.uk
Free Entry, Plants for Sale
Monday 10th June
7.15pm
A talk on “Hostas” by Sue Proctor FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Sunday, 16th June 2.00pm-4.00pm “The Flower Fix: bringing the wild inside” a talk and demonstration by florist, Anna Potter, Dorothy Fox Education Centre FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.swallowsanddamsons.com
Sunday, 23rd June 2.00pm-4.00pm Plant Sale (Greenhouse only) – organised by FOBS in the Botanical Gardens Nursery, Thompson Road Entrance Free entry
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Tuesday, 25th June
10.30am
A talk on “A Career in Horticulture in the Modern Age” by Edward Watchorn FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5 www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Saturday 29th June
2.00pm and 6.30pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “Gangsta Granny” by David Walliams. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Sunday 30th June
4pm and 7.30pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “Gangsta Granny” by David Walliams. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Friday 5th July
Gates open 6.00pm,
Event 7.30pm
Music in the Gardens – “Bananarama”
Musical Evenings organised by local Rotary groups, East Lawn

www.musicinthegardens.co.uk

Saturday 6th July
Gates open 6.00pm,
Event 7.30pm
Music in the Gardens – “Bjorn Again”
Musical Evenings organised by local Rotary groups, East Lawn
www.musicinthegardens.co.uk
Sunday 7th July
Gates open 6.00pm,
Event 7.30pm
Music in the Gardens – “Movie Music in the Gardens” with “The Proms Finale with Fireworks”.
Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus with support from Unite the Union Band
Musical Evenings organised by local Rotary groups, East Lawn
www.musicinthegardens.co.uk
Monday 8th July
7.15pm
A talk on “Some Modern Gardening Myths” by Dr Ken Thompson FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Thursday 18th July
7.30pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “Private Lives” by Noel Coward. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Friday 19th July
7.30pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “Private Lives” by Noel Coward. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Saturday 20th July
2.00pm and 6.30pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Tuesday, 23rd July
10.30am
A talk on “Landscape Design as an Artform” by Catherine Dee FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5 www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Sunday, 28th July 2.00pm-4.00pm Plant Sale (Greenhouse only) – Plant Sale organised by FOBS in the Botanical Gardens Nursery, Thompson Road Entrance Free entry
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Thursday 1st August
7.30pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Wednesday 7th August 1.00-3.30pm Children’s activities (Children’s University) to be confirmed (50p). Top of Thompson Road drive or if wet Dorothy Fox Centre. www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Monday 12th August
7.15pm
A talk on “Gardening in a Compact Space” by Jamie Butterworth FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Wednesday 14th August 1.00-3.30pm Children’s activities (Children’s University) to be confirmed (50p). Top of Thompson Road drive or if wet Dorothy Fox Centre. www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Wednesday 21st August 1.00-3.30pm Children’s activities (Children’s University) to be confirmed (50p). Top of Thompson Road drive or if wet Dorothy Fox Centre. www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Friday 23rd August
7.00pm
Theatre Production by The Pantaloons of “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance www.thepantaloons.co.uk
Tuesday 27th August
10.30am
Talk on “A Garden in Kerracher” by Trish Kohn FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Wednesday 28th August 1.00-3.30pm Children’s activities (Children’s University) to be confirmed (50p). Top of Thompson Road drive or if wet Dorothy Fox Centre. www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Sunday 1st September, 11.00am-3pm Autumn Plant Sale organised by Friends of the Botanical Gardens, Botanical Gardens Nursery.

Free entry
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Saturday 7th September & Sunday 8th September
10.30am-5.30pm
Art in the Gardens. Arguably the largest outdoor art exhibition in the north of England with artists, craft makers and visitors coming from throughout the UK. A great day out for all the family. Takes place over the whole of Sheffield Botanical Gardens. www.artinthegardens.com
Monday 9th September 7.15pm Talk on “Design and Build: A Garden at Chatsworth” by Phil Hurst FOBS’ members free,
Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Sunday 15th September
11.00am-3.00pm

Autumn Plant Sale organised by the Hardy Plant Society, South Pennine Group, Botanical Gardens Nursery

Free entry
www.southpenninehps.btck.co.uk
Tuesday 24th September 10.30am “Small is beautiful: Imaging in Botany” by Dr Stephen Rolfe FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Monday 7th October
7.15pm
Talk on “Ageing and Change in the Garden” by Mike Gibbons FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Wednesday 9th October
6.30pm
“An Evening with Tom Stuart-Smith” FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Sunday, 13th October 2.00pm-4.00pm Plant Sale (Greenhouse Only) – organised by FOBS in the Botanical Gardens Nursery, Thompson Road Entrance Free entry
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Tuesday 22nd October 10.30am Talk on “A Year in the Gardens” by Andrew Phillips FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Wednesday 30th October – Monday 4th November

Apologies – Gardens closed for setting up of “Illuminate the Gardens”. Curator’s House restaurant open via Clarkehouse Road.

www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Friday 1st November
from 5.00pm-10.00pm
“Illuminate the Gardens” – A Fireworks and Lighting Extravaganza www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Saturday 2nd November
from 5.00pm-10.00pm
“Illuminate the Gardens” – A Fireworks and Lighting Extravaganza www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Sunday 3rd November
from 5.00pm-10.00pm
“Illuminate the Gardens” – A Fireworks and Lighting Extravaganza www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Tuesday 26th November
10.30am
Talk on “Spring flowers, castles and palaces in the Sintra region of Turkey” by Dr Patrick Harding FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Monday 2nd December
1.30pm

Talk on “A History of Botanical Art at the RHS Lindley Library” by Charlotte Brooks, Art Curator RHS Lindley Library

Florilegium Members free, Visitors £5 at the door
www.florilegiumsheffield.org.uk