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Milestones and noteworthy events occuring at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

2004

Assay Office Sponsors Fountain

Extract From the Sheffield Telegraph 31st December 2004
A new fountain has been installed in the Botanical Gardens as the 5.6 million restoration project nears completion. It is at the bottom of the Broadwalk where a large fountain was eventually replaced by the Crimea War Memorial. The new cast iron fountain has been designed and crafted by Dorothea Restorations, which specialises in period metal work. It has been sponsored by The Assay Office.

Carol Concert, Wednesday 15th December 2004

This year's Carol Concert, organised by the Friends of the Botanical Gardens, was held in front of the spectacular floodlit restored pavilions. The South Yorkshire Police Brass Band and the Hallam Choral Society, with genial host Gerry Kersey of Radio Sheffield, were in great form and the carol singing by the assembled crowd could be heard for miles! The FOBS Christmas Shop in the Lodge was busy and coupled with a fine clear Winter night, the event was a great success and raised 900 for the Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust Restoration Fund. Thanks to all sponsors, donors, helpers and Sheffield City Council for their support.

Kenneth Ensuring the Gardens Blossom

Kenneth Oldale was determined to dig that little bit deeper to ensure the restoration of the Botanical Gardens continues to blossom. While most people have been spending 20 to sponsor a single plant in the new rose garden, Kenneth has spent....
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Art in the Gardens

Making the most of the new surroundings, an outdoor art exhibition was held in the Botanical Gardens with more than 14,000 pictures, artistic activities and an "art village".....
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Pavilions earn more praise

The renovated Paxton Pavilions in Sheffield Botanical Gardens is in the running as a building of the year....
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