Please note that tours of the Gardens and talks by FOBS speakers are suspended until further notice

Tours of the Botanical Gardens

To arrange a group tour of the Gardens, please contact the FOBS Talks and Tours Organiser
email: fobs.talksandtours@gmail.com or telephone: 07309723538
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 also available at the Curator's House Cafe. Tel. 0114 263 1275
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 Tours

FOBS do not run tours for school groups. Schools are advised that Sheffield City Council would normally offer this service. Between July 2019 and June 2020, an Education Development Officer will be undertaking research and development into delivering new educational programmes for diverse audiences, which will include schools activities and tours. The project is a partnership between FOBS, Sheffield Botanical Garden Trust, and Sheffield City Council. The work will include the delivery of some pilot sessions. Should you wish to participate or have an input into this research and development, you may contact the Officer directly.
Nicola Thorpe – nicola.thorpe@sheffield.gov.uk or telephone 07469441261

FOBS Speakers

To arrange a visit to your group (Sheffield and surrounding area) by one of our speakers, please contact the FOBS Talks and Tours Organiser
email: fobs.talksandtours@gmail.com or telephone: 07309723538
Cost: £70 towards support of the Gardens plus speaker travelling expenses (at 40p per mile)

FOBS Talks & Speakers

1)'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.