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Listings 2020-02-19T19:10:08+00:00

Listings for 2020

All talks, unless otherwise stated, take place in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre which is at the top of the drive off Thompson Road (post code S11 8RB).

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

Date & Time Event More Information
Tuesday 28th January
10.30am

Talk on “Chilean Adventure” by Sarah Thomas

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

Tuesday 25th February
10.30am

Talk on “Growing on Tufa” by Steve Furness

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

Monday 9th March
7.15pm

Talk on “Perennials” by Ingrid & John Millington

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

Tuesday 24th March
10.30am

Talk on “Cacti and Succulents” by Mike Thewles

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

Monday 6th April
1.00pm

“Wild Flowers of the British Isles” by Dr David Fox

Florilegium Members free, Visitors £5 on the door
www.florilegiumsheffield.org.uk
Wednesday 8th 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 13th April
7.15pm
Talk on “Growing Better Veg in 2020” by David Thornton FOBS’ Members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Tuesday 28th April
10.30am

“Talk on “Plants, Gardens, People: A Life in Horticulture” by John Grimshaw

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

Saturday, 2nd May – Sunday, 3rd May 10.00am-5.00pm Spring Exhibition – Hallam Art Group in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre
Sunday, 3rd 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 11th May
7.15pm
Talk on “Recording Wildlife” by Pete Tomlin FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Saturday 16th May
11.00am-2.30pm
Sunday 17th 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 26th May
10.30am
Talk on “History of Sheffield Allotments” by Margaret Boulton FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Wednesday th May TBA
1.00pm-3.00pm
Children’s Activity (Children’s University).  – 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
Monday 8th June
7.15pm
A talk on “Gardening with Nature: Creating your own Sacred Space” by Alan Clements FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Saturday 13th June
2.00pm and 7.30pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance. Gardens close for setting up at 6.30pm

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Sunday 14th June
5.30pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Saturday 20th June
12.00pm-5.00pm
Sunday, 21st June 10.00am-4.00pm
Sunday, 21st June 2.00pm-4.00pm
65th Cactus Show organised by the Sheffield Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society (BCSS), Dorothy Fox Centre, Thompson Road entrance

Plant Sale (Greenhouse only) – organised by FOBS in the Botanical Gardens Nursery, Thompson Road entrance

www.sheffield.bcss.org.uk
Free Entry, Plants for SaleFree Entry,  www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Tuesday, 23rd June
10.30am
A talk on “Bee-friendly Plants” by Mairie Longden FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5 www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Friday 3rd July
Gates open 6.00pm,
Event 7.30pm
Rock in the Gardens – “Limehouse Lizzy supported by The Stones”
Musical Evenings organised by local Rotary groups, East Lawn Gardens close for setting up at 5.00pm

www.musicinthegardens.co.uk

Saturday 4th July
Gates open 6.00pm,
Event 7.30pm
Pop in the Gardens – “The ELO Experience supported by Chinchopper”
Musical Evenings organised by local Rotary groups, East Lawn Gardens close for setting up at 5.00pm
www.musicinthegardens.co.uk
Sunday 5th July
Gates open 6.00pm,
Event 7.30pm
Classics in the Gardens – “Classics in the Gardens featuring Sheffield Philharmonic supported by Keith Porter’s Big Band”
Musical Evenings organised by local Rotary groups, East Lawn Gardens close for setting up at 5.00pm
www.musicinthegardens.co.uk
Sunday 11th July
10.00 am-4.00pm
Orienteering Sprint Championships www.southyorkshireorienteers.org.uk
Monday 13th July
7.15pm
A talk on “More Devon Gardening Adventures” by Dr Ken Thompson FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Saturday 18th July
2.00 pm & 6.30pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “Mr Stink” by David Walliams. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance. Gardens close for setting up at 5.30pm

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Sunday 19th July
5.00pm
Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of “Mr Stink” by David Walliams. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance.

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

 

Thursday 23rd July & Friday 24th July 7.30pm

Saturday 25th July at 2.00pm & 6.30pm & Sunday 26th July at 5.30 pm

Theatre Production by Heartbreak Productions of:

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance. Gardens close for setting up at 6.30pm

“Wonder of Grimm” by the Brothers Grimm. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance. Gardens close for setting up at 5.30pm on the Saturday and 4.30pm on the Sunday.

www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Sunday, 26th 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
Tuesday, 28th July
10.30am
A talk on “South African Flora” by James Hitchmough FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5 www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Wednesday July TBA 1.00-3.30pm Children’s activities (50p). Top of the drive off Thompson Road or if wet Dorothy Fox Centre. www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu

Wednesday August TBA 1.00-3.30pm Children’s activities (50p). Top of the drive off Thompson Road or if wet Dorothy Fox Centre. www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Wednesday August TBA 1.00-3.30pm Children’s activities (50p). Top of the drive off Thompson Road or if wet Dorothy Fox Centre. www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Thursday 13th August
7.00pm
Theatre Production by The Pantaloons of “Sherlock Holmes”. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance. Gardens close for setting up at 6.00pm www.thepantaloons.co.uk
Wednesday August TBA 1.00-3.30pm Children’s activities (50p). Top of the drive off Thompson Road or if wet Dorothy Fox Centre. www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
Friday 21st August
7.00pm
Theatre Production by The Pantaloons of “Twelfth Night”. South Lawn, Thompson Road Entrance. Gardens close for setting up at 6.00pm www.thepantaloons.co.uk
Tuesday 25th August
10.30am
Talk on “Growing South African Plants in Sheffield” by Trish Kohn FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Friday 4th September All day The Gardens will for the most part be closed for the setting up of Art in the Gardens. Access will remain open to the Curator’s House restaurant on the Friday via the Clarkehouse Entrance only. www.artinthegardens.com
Saturday 5th September & Sunday 6th 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. The Gardens will be for the most part closed to the general public. www.artinthegardens.com
Sunday 13th September, 11.00am-3pm Autumn Plant Sale organised by Friends of the Botanical Gardens, Botanical Gardens Nursery.

Free entry
www.fobssheffield.co.uk

Monday 14th September 7.15pm “Life of a Landscaper” by Neil Timm FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Sunday 20th 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 22nd September 10.30am “Putting on a Show” by Martin Fish FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Sunday, 11th 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
Sunday 11th October
10.00 am-3.00pm
Orienteering www.southyorkshireorienteers.org.uk
Monday 12th October
7.15pm
Talk on “Clematis and Other Climbers” by Jeff Bates FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Tuesday 27th October
10.30pm
“How to Make a Plant: from Single Cell to Largest Life” by Andrew Fleming FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Saturday 24th October Children’s activities – Autumn Scavenger Hunt and art and craft activities (50p). Meet in the Dorothy Fox Centre. www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu
 

Monday 26th October – Monday 2nd November

 

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

www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Friday  30th October

from 5.00pm-10.00pm

“Illuminate the Gardens” – A Fireworks and Lighting Extravaganza www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Saturday 31st October

from 5.00pm-10.00pm

“Illuminate the Gardens” – A Fireworks and Lighting Extravaganza www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Sunday 1st November

from 5.00pm-10.00pm

“Illuminate the Gardens” – A Fireworks and Lighting Extravaganza www.illuminatethegardens.co.uk
Tuesday 24th November
10.30am
Talk on “The Adventurous Gardener” by Hilary Hutson FOBS’ members free, Visitors £5
www.fobssheffield.co.uk
Monday 7th December
1.30pm

Talk on “A History of Sheffield Botanical Gardens” by Alison Hunter

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