Sheffield Botanical Gardens Education Programme

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Education Programme

Thanks to National Lottery players, Sheffield Botanical Gardens has been awarded funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to create an exciting programme of horticultural education, informal learning, and engagement activities, boosting the Garden’s profile as a regional Centre for Horticultural Excellence.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Education Programme

Sheffield City Council, Friends of the Botanical Gardens (FOBs) and Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust (SBGT) are working in partnership and have recruited a full-time Education and Engagement Co-ordinator.

The project is designed to facilitate educational classes and workshops for people of all ages and backgrounds; from school children to university and academy students, from professionals looking to extend their skills to complete beginners.

This includes an exciting Education Programme for schools. We also have the wonderful Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the Gardens which provides classroom space, screens and wifi as a base from which to take classes out into the Gardens to learn.

This Education Programme offers a fantastic range of bookable full day or half day led activities for schools for all Key Stages and across curricular subjects.

These activities allow students to discover the delight of Sheffield Botanical Gardens and enhance their curricular learning. Bookable led education sessions at Sheffield Botanical Gardens are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week.

We are also committed to ensuring that as many schools and students as possible can afford to engage in our education programme. To that end, we can offer a limited number of bursaries to schools across South Yorkshire (£200 for full-day led visits and £120 for half-days). If you think your school might be eligible and would like to apply for a bursary, then please let us know when you get in touch to book your trip.

The Gardens are an incredible place to explore and learn, we look forward to your visit!

Check out the Educational Visits Guide



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    Full day for up to 2 classes of up to 35 (2-3 activities 10am-2pm) £200
    Half day for up to 2 classes of up to 35 (1-2 activities 10am-12pm or 12pm-2pm) £120
    Extra charges for additional classes: £100 per class full day £50 per class half day


    Clarkehouse Rd, Broomhall, Sheffield S10 2LN

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