FOBS Programme 2019

Lecture meetings will be held in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre in the Botanical Gardens, near the South Lodge.
Members free, Visitors welcome 5

Plant sales will take place in the large greenhouse next to the Education Centre. (Free entry)
Members will be advised of details for other events/venues via the newsletter and email.
Enquiries - email:

Date Time Title Speaker/Venue
Wednesday 9 January 10.00 - 12.00 Volunteer Briefing Day Education Centre followed by tour
Tuesday 22 January 10.30 The history of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens 1834-present Alison Hunter
Monday 4 February Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday 12 February 10.30 Extra meeting: Learning from the wild: Planting design tips from the Caucasus Dr Sally O'Halloran
Tuesday 26 February 10.30 A garden for all seasons Diane Clement
Wednesday 6 March 12.00 Tour Guide Briefing Education Centre followed by tour
Monday 11 March 19.15 History of Chatsworth orchids Faye Tuffrey
Tuesday 26 March 10.30 iTree: Survey of the tree cover in Sheffield Jerry Gunton
Monday 8 April Executive Committee Meeting
Monday 8 April 19.15 Wild plants of the Sheffield and Tinsley canal Ken Balkow
Sunday 21 April 14.00 SPECIAL - Bressingham in Alan Bloom's time Jaime Blake
Tuesday 23 April 10.30 Fruit and Veg in small gardens Jeff Bates
Sunday 5 May 11.00 - 15.00 Spring Plant Sale Greenhouse
Saturday 11 May 10.00 - 13.00 New Members Day Education Centre followed by tour
Monday 13 May 19.15 Fungi of the local area Michael Senkans
Wednesday 15 May 13.00 Half day conference in collaboration with the University of Sheffield
Celebrating Historic Cemeteries (10 fee to all)
See news page for details
Monday 20 May Day trip to RHS Bridgewater Details included with membership card
Tuesday 28 May 10.30 Pollinating the Peak Andy Benson
Monday 3 June Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday 9 June - Thursday 13 June Scottish Gardens Holiday Fully booked
Monday 10 June 19.15 Hostas Sue Proctor
Sunday 16 June 14.00 SPECIAL - In conversation with Anna Potter
Sunday 23 June 14.00 - 16.00 Plant Sale Greenhouse
Tuesday 25 June 10.30 A career in horticulture in the Modern Age Edward Watchorn
Thursday 4 July Pick up 07.45 Knowle Lane / 08.00 Thompson Road Norwell Nursery & Brightwater Garden day trip Details & sign-up form with Spring Newsletter
Monday 8 July 19.15 Some modern gardening myths Dr Ken Thompson
Tuesday 23 July 10.30 Quiz & Cookie Social
Sunday 28 July 11.00 - 13.00 SPECIAL - Houseplants and Well-being Debbie from Moonko
Sunday 28 July 14.00 - 16.00 Plant Sale Greenhouse
Monday 5 August Executive Committee Meeting
Monday 12 August 19.15 Gardening in a compact space Jamie Butterworth
Tuesday 27 August 10.30 A garden in Kerracher Trish Kohn
Sunday 1 September 11.00 - 15.00 Autumn Plant Sale Greenhouse
Monday 9 September 19.15 Design and build: A garden at Chatsworth Phil Hirst
Saturday 14 September Workshop 14.00 - 15.00
Tour 15.00-16.00
People Power in the Gardens Heritage Open Day Event
Tuesday 24 September 10.30 Small is beautiful: Imaging in botany Dr Stephen Rolfe
Monday 7 October 19.15 Ageing and change in the garden Mike Gibbons
Wednesday 9 October 18.30 SPECIAL - An evening with Tom Stuart-Smith
Sunday 13 October 14.00 - 16.00 Plant Sale Greenhouse
Tuesday 22 October 10.30 A year in the Gardens Andrew Phillips
Monday 11 November 19.15 Annual General Meeting
Monday 25 November Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday 26 November 10.30 Spring flowers, castles and palaces in the Sintra region of Portugal Dr Patrick Harding
Tuesday 10 December 11.00 Christmas Social Members bring treats to share