Closing Times in the Gardens are back to the usual times. The Pavilions are still closed. All FOBS and Florilegium activities, talks and tours are re-arranged. The café is operating as a takeaway and the toilets are open near the Education Centre at certain times. Volunteers are working in the gardens on a strict rota [...]
The opening times have changed to Summer Time. The Gardens are open 8.00 am to dusk/7.45 pm (Weekdays) and later at Weekends and Bank Holidays 10.00 am to dusk/7.45 pm.
Sadly the Bear Hunt in the Botanical Gardens is cancelled but try and do one in your own garden or home. Draw 10 bears and have something to differentiate them such as a different coloured hat or cap. Hide them round your garden or home for the children to find. Make sure one is very [...]
Every Spring a number of unusual trees are planted. Why not sponsor a tree? For more information telephone 0114 2500500.
The last summer holiday event is on Wednesday 23rd August. Starting at 1.00 with storytelling for younger children (about 20 minutes) followed by a minibeast hunt where children find, collect and with help identify minibeasts before drawing them. Meet in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre. See Education for more information. All children welcome.
Outdoor theatre production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on 24th and 25th August at 7.00pm. Book online www.thepantaloons.co.uk. See listings.
Regular plant sales throughout the summer and autumn in the glasshouse behind the Dorothy Fox Education Centre. Check "Listings" under "What's On" to see details of the next plant sale.
Professors Nigel Dunnett and James Hitchmough will be giving a talk to FOBS on Tuesday, 24th January at 10.00 am on "Horticulture and Landscape Design: Education for the future". Visitor welcome £3.00.
Because of the building work there are no organised children's activities such as story telling but do say hello to the Bear in the Bear pit and his friends the elephants.
Look at What's On, Listings to see the outside theatre productions which are being put on during July and August.