Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust (SBGT) is a registered charity (No 1162566) 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 and continuous fundraising activities.
The latest project, again thanks to the generosity of donors especially Mildred Rushby, Barbara Holland and Dorothy Fox, has been to build the Dorothy Fox Education Centre which was opened in March 2017. The Trust is now raising money for other projects with the main emphasis being on raising money to renovate and paint the railings and gates.