FOBS Archives


Since its formation in 1984, FOBS has endeavoured to inspire and inform its members and the public about the joys of gardening. In addition to the lectures, demonstrations and tours, FOBS members have contributed to the production of an intermittent series of publications. These are available in pdf format - see below. As these are historic documents, it must be borne in mind that some of the plants and features described may no longer be found in the Botanical Gardens. Copyright remains with the Friends of the Botanical Gardens, Sheffield (FOBS).
Leaflets about the National Collections of Weigela, Diervilla and Sarcococca and a tour of the Coniferous trees in the Gardens are currently available in the Education Centre.
Contact: FOBS Historian

The FOBS website has been running since 2010, items of news and photographs have been archived, the feature 'Plant of the Month' commenced in 2012.

1986 A stroll around Sheffield's Botanical Gardens

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1986 A stroll round
Botanical Gardens

FOBS Leaflet Gardening in Dry Shade

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FOBS Leaflet No.1
Gardening in
Dry Shade

FOBS Leaflet Hardy Bulbs for Sheffield

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FOBS Leaflet No.2
Hardy Bulbs
for Sheffield

FOBS Leaflet Ornamental Grasses

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1991 FOBS Leaflet


FOBS News 2019

FOBS Photo Archive 2019

2019 Plant of the Month Archives


FOBS News 2018

FOBS Photo Archive 2018

2018 Plant of the Month Archives


FOBS News 2017

FOBS Photo Archive 2017

2017 Plant of the Month Archives


FOBS News 2016

FOBS Photo Archive 2016

2016 Plant of the Month Archives


FOBS News 2015

FOBS Photo Archive 2015

2015 Plant of the Month Archives


FOBS News 2014

FOBS Photo Archive 2014

2014 Plant of the Month Archives


FOBS News 2013

FOBS Photo Archive 2013

2013 Plant of the Month Archives


FOBS News 2012

FOBS Photo Archive 2012

2012 Plant of the Month Archives


FOBS News 2011

FOBS Photo Archive 2011


FOBS News 2010

FOBS Photo archive 2010