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Listings 2018-10-05T10:26:56+00:00

Listings for 2018

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 23rd January
10.30am

Talk on “House Plant Resurgence” by Neil Grant

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

Tuesday 27th February
10.30am

Talk on “Plants, Travel and Change in SW China” by Ed Shaw

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

Monday 12th March
7.15 pm

Talk on “A Chelsea Flower Show Story – the Modern Slavery Garden ” by Juliet Sargeant

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

Tuesday 27th March
10.30am

Talk on “Primulas and Auriculas” by Ingrid and John Millington

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

Wednesday 4th April
1.00pm-3.00pm
Children’s Activity. Bear Hunt 1.00-3.00. Outdoor activity. Meet at Dorothy Fox Education Centre to pick up a Bear Hunt. For more information see Children’s Activities under Education. 50p for Bear Hunt sheet
Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the top of the Thompson Road drive.
Children’s University
www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Monday 9th April
1.30pm
Talk on “A History of Women in the Garden” by Dr Twigs Way  Florilegium members free, Visitors £3
www.florilegiumsheffield.org.uk
Monday 9th April
7.15pm

Talk on Fuchsias and Other Favourites” by Ron Mawer, Roanne Nursery

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

Monday 16th April
7.15pm

Talk on “Shadow Woods – a Search for Lost Landscapes?” by Ian Rotherham

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

Tuesday 24th April
10.30am

Talk on “Trees: What Have They Ever Done For Us” by Peter Thomas

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

Saturday, 5th May – Monday, 7th May 10.00am-5.00pm Spring Exhibition – Hallam Art Group in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre
Sunday, 6th May
11.00am-3.00pm
Plant Sale – Spring Plant Sale organised by FOBS in the Botanical Gardens Nursery, Thompson Road Entrance Free entry
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Friday 11th May
10.30am
Talk on “Behind the Scenes at the Royal Horticultural Society” by Sue Biggs FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Monday 14th May
7.15pm
Talk on “Soil Degradation – An Unfolding Global Disaster” by Duncan Cameron. To be confirmed. FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Saturday 19th May
11.00am-2.30pm
Sunday 20th May
10.00am-1.30pm

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

Free entry
www.southpenninehps.btck.co.uk
Tuesday 22nd May
10.30am
Talk on “The Weird World of Plant Galls” by Tom Higginbottom FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Wednesday 30th May
1.00pm-3.00pm
Children’s Activity. 1.00-3.00. Outdoor activity to be confirmed. Meet at Dorothy Fox Education Centre. Meet in Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the top of the Thompson Road drive. Children’s University activity.
www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Saturday 2nd June
12.00pm-5.00pm
Sunday 3rd June
10.00am-4.00pm

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

Sunday 10th June
2.00pm

Meconopsis Masterclass and Plant Sale by Peter and Trish Kohn FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Monday 11th June
7.15pm
A talk on “Concrete and Cream Teas,  Devon Garden Odyssey” by Ken Thompson FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Thursday 21st June – Friday 22nd June
7.30 pm

Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance
www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk
Sunday, 24th 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, 26th June
10.30am
A talk on “Pictorial Meadows” by Sue France FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5 www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Friday 29th June
Gates open 6.00pm,
Event 7.00pm
Music in the Gardens – “The Ultimate David Bowie Tribute Show” and “Michael the Legacy”
Musical Evenings organised by local Rotary groups, East Lawn

www.musicinthegardens.co.uk

Saturday 30th June

Gates open 6.00pm,
Event 7.00pm

Music in the Gardens – “The Magic of Motown”
Musical Evenings organised by local Rotary groups, East Lawn
www.musicinthegardens.co.uk
Sunday 1st July
Gates open 6.00pm,
Event 7.00pm
Music in the Gardens – “Musicals 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 9th July
7.15pm
“Echium World: in the Land of the Giants” by Linda Heywood FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Tuesday 24th July
10.30am
“Renishaw Gardens through the Eyes of a Designer” by Lee Bestall FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Thursday 26th July – Friday 27th July
7.30 pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare
South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance
www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk
Saturday 28th July
2.30pm and 7.00pm
Sunday 30th July
5.00pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “The Railway Children” by Edith Nesbit. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Sunday, 29th 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
Wednesday 1st August 1.00-3.30pm 1.00-1.20 – Storytelling for younger children

1.30-3.30 – Printmaking activities and exploration of the Gardens with a trail

Top of Thompson Road drive or if wet Dorothy Fox Centre. Children’s University activity
www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Saturday 4th August
2.00pm and 6.30pm
Sunday 5th August
5.00pm
Theatre Production by The Pantaloons of “The Midnight Gang” by David Walliams. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance

www.thepantaloons.co.uk

Wednesday 8th August 1.00-3.30pm 1.00-1.20 – Storytelling for younger children
1.30-3.30 – Minibeast afternoon
Meet in Dorothy Fox Centre, Children’s University activity. Cost 50p
www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Monday 13th August
7.15pm
“Curator’s Garden Tour” by Ian Turner FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Wednesday 15th August 1.00-3.30pm 1.00-1.20 – Storytelling for younger children
1.30-3.30 – Tree tour of the Gardens. Various craft activities including bark rubbing
Top of Thompson Road drive or if wet Dorothy Fox Centre. Children’s University activity
www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Thursday 16th August
7.00pm
Theatre Production by The Pantaloons of “As You Like It”. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance www.thepantaloons.co.uk
Wednesday 22nd August 1.00-3.30pm 1.00-1.20 – Storytelling for younger children
1.30-3.30 – Pick and mix activities
Meet in Dorothy Fox Centre, Children’s University activity. Cost 50p
www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Saturday 25th August
7.00pm
Theatre Production by The Pantaloons of “The Importance of Being Earnest”. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance www.thepantaloons.co.uk
Tuesday 28th August
10.30am
Talk on “Agapanthus, Tulbaghia, Nerines and Dierama” by Steve Hickman FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Saturday 1st September & Sunday 2nd September
10.30am-5.30pm
The 14th 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
Sunday 9th September, 11.00am-3pm 11.00am-3pm – Plant Sale – Autumn Plant Sale organised by Friends of the Botanical Gardens, Botanical Gardens Nursery.

Free entry
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Monday 10th September 7.15pm Talk on “Trentham Gardens” by Nigel Dunnett FOBS’ members free,
Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Sunday 16th September
11.00am-3.00pm

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

Free entry
www.southpenninehps.btck.co.uk
Saturday 22nd September
all day
“A Rabbit’s Eye View Masterclass” by Noel Kingsbury. FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Tuesday 25th September
10.30am
Talk on “Man of the Trees, Richard St Barbe Baker, Environmentalist” by Camilla Allen FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Monday 8th October
7.15pm
Talk on “Astounding Asteraceae” by Andrew Ward FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Sunday, 14th October 2.00pm-4.00pm Plant Sale – Plant Sale organised by FOBS in the Botanical Gardens Nursery, Thompson Road Entrance Free entry
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Tuesday 23rd October
10.30am
Talk on “Land Snails and Slugs of the Sheffield Area” by Bob Clinging FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Wednesday 31st October cancelled CANCELLED “Autumn Scavenger Hunt” – Children’s University Activity. www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Wednesday 31st October – Monday  5th November

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

www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Friday 2nd November
from 5.00pm-10pm
“Illuminate the Gardens” – A Fireworks and Lighting Extravaganza www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Saturday 3rd November
from 5.00pm-10pm
“Illuminate the Gardens” – A Fireworks and Lighting Extravaganza www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Sunday 4th November
from 5.00pm-9pm
“Illuminate the Gardens” – A Fireworks and Lighting Extravaganza www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Tuesday 27th November
10.30am
Talk on “A Labour of Love: 40 Years at Potterton’s Nursery” by Rob Potterton FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk