Duke of Devonshire Opens Botanical Gardens Learning Centre 16 Mar 2017
Wednesday 15th March saw the official opening of the new Race Cottam designed learning centre located in Sheffield's Botanical Gardens. The facility was opened by the Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish, who is patron of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust.
Named after a generous donor, the Dorothy Fox Education Centre will provide an educational resource for people of all ages, providing educational activities of a horticultural, botanical and heritage based nature, including lectures, demonstrations, art courses and photography classes. The facility includes a library and three flexible classroom spaces which can be combined to create a large lecture room. The centre has been designed to encourage links with outdoor learning, optimising its setting within the Grade II Listed Botanical Gardens.
Chairman of FOBS Jill Sinclair said; "we are thrilled by the opening of the new centre, which gives us chance to develop some exciting new initiatives. It has the potential to put Sheffield on the map as a major venue for horticultural education in the north."