Tours of the Botanical GardensTo arrange a group tour of the Gardens, please contact Kay Keeton
email: FOBS Garden Tour Organiser or telephone: 0124 641 8355
Group size: Minimum 10 people, price £5 per person (minimum cost £50)
Tours last approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Last tour commences 6.00pm.
We can offer tea and coffee before or afterwards in the Education Centre - or try our new ‘posh teas’ with bone china crockery and home-made cakes.
Refreshments are available at the Curator's House Cafe
Special arrangements may be made for a later tour but would incur additional costs as the Gardens close at 7.45pm.
All proceeds go to support the Gardens.
School ToursFOBS do not run tours for school groups. Schools are advised that Sheffield City Council would normally offer this service. However, until an Education Officer can be appointed they do not have the capacity to do guided tours for school groups. (This update posted January 2019). For further information please contact:
SCC Parks and Countryside Service Tel. (0114)2500500 or email: email@example.com
FOBS SpeakersTo arrange a visit to your group (Sheffield and surrounding area) by one of our speakers, please contact Kay Keeton
email: FOBS Garden Talk Organiser or telephone: 0124 641 8355
Cost: £60 towards support of the Gardens plus speaker travelling expenses (at 40p per mile)
FOBS Talks & Speakers1)'The Making of Kerrachar Gardens' The creation of one of Britain's remotest gardens in the NW Highlands. Trish Kohn. (FOBS Specialist propagator)
2)'Virtual Tour of Sheffield Botanic Gardens' (a walk around the Gardens pointing out areas of horticultural interest with a bit of history) Trish Kohn. (FOBS Specialist propagator)
3)'Meconopsis and Lilies' Peter Kohn talks about Meconopsis and Trish Kohn about Lilies. (FOBS Specialist propagators)
4)'A Virtual History Tour of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens' (a walk around the Gardens pointing out areas of historic interest with a bit of horticulture) Alison Hunter (FOBS Historian)
5)'The History of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens' The history of the Gardens in chronological order) Alison Hunter (FOBS Historian)
Please note: Talks 4) and 5) are only available in the immediate Sheffield area during daytime hours.