Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust
Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust (SBGT) was a registered charity (No 1057845) set up in 1996 to raise the £1.22 million required as matched funding to release the £5.06 million Heritage Lottery Grant which was used to repair, restore and regenerate both Sheffield Botanical Gardens and its associated features including the Pavilions. Thanks to the generosity of the very many donors the £1.22 million was raised with the work finished in November 2005.
Over the past few years we have continued to fund enhancements to the collections. This has included a revamped Marnock Garden, new signage and plantings for the Evolution Garden (mainly aimed at children) and a new Mediterranean collection and in 2014 an exciting new Himalayan collection. Again thanks to generous donations especially from Mrs Dorothy Fox, Mrs Mildred Rushby and Mrs Barbara Holland as well as continuous fundraising activities money has been raised to build the Dorothy Fox Education Centre in 2016. Recent projects include creating 4 huge environmentally-friendly composting bays, a donation towards the new South African garden and the major refurbishment and painting of all the gates and railings surrounding the site.
During 2015, the Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with a new charity number 1162566. The original Registered Charity (1057845) is now linked to the new CIO.
At the present time the National Heritage Lottery Fund and the Trust are funding the cost of an Educational Project Officer.
The Trust is continually raising money for the Gardens.