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Project brings rare black poplar tree back to Sheffield

Black Poplar tree on the Shire Brook

21 August 2017 A project is underway to bring one of the UK’s rarest native trees back to Sheffield. The black poplar is a declining species and, according to the Forestry Commission, is the country’s most endangered timber tree. There are fewer than 1,000 mature trees in the wild, in the UK, and they are most prevalent in areas such ...

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Home and garden showcase brings extra style to art festival

Artwork set against the background of the Botanical Gardens glasshouses

1 August 2017 For the first time this year, the annual Art in the Gardens festival will host a dedicated Homes and Gardens-themed area, featuring a huge exhibition of outdoor living and garden ideas. The centrepiece of the area, created by garden design and maintenance company daVally, will include a range of outdoor furniture, a hot tub and contemporary outdoor ...

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Improvement programme well underway at city’s largest park

Councillor Mary Lea with members of the Friends of Woodseats Playground and their children

14 July 2017 Home to a large lake, sports pitches, a rose garden, play areas, an animal farm and even its own herd of Highland cattle, Graves Park has been a joy for Sheffielders for almost a century. And now, improvements are well underway at Graves, Sheffield’s largest park, following the sale of a derelict cottage on the edge of ...

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Marchant to join Skinner at HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield

Katy Marchant - Great Britain Cycling Team Portraits

11 July 2016 Yorkshire-born Olympic bronze medallist Katy Marchant will be in attendance at this Sunday’s HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield, British Cycling has confirmed. Marchant, who won bronze in the individual sprint in Rio last summer, will join men’s team sprint champion Callum Skinner for this weekend’s event. Both riders will take part in a variety of activities on ...

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More than 8,600 trees planted by community forestry team

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

19 June 2017 Volunteers donated their time over the last tree planting season to help Sheffield City Council’s community forestry team plant more than 8,600 trees in 40 locations. In the 2016-17 planting season, which ran from October 2016 to March 2017, a total of 8,658 trees were planted, including heavy standards, whips, and fruit trees. The community forestry team ...

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Art in the Gardens returns for 2017

Rob Walker outside the Crucible

5 June 2017 Artists from Sheffield and beyond are invited to take part in this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition, as part of the annual Art in the Gardens festival. Back for a 14th year, Art in the Gardens will see around 300 artists and craft workers, exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work, at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens on ...

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Traditional fun for all the family at city’s May Fayre

Dr Phantasma's Sideshow

15 May 2017 Enjoy a day of traditional family fun at this year’s Weston Park May Fayre, taking place on Sunday 21 May. Attractions are set to include live music on the restored Victorian bandstand, classic and vintage cars, art and craft activities, a vintage and artisan craft marquee, children’s rides, an exhibition from the National Fairground and Circus Archive, ...

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Trees breathe new life into urban green space

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

29 March 2017 Students from Al-Huda Academy, along with staff from the English Institute of Sport and our own Lord Mayor of Sheffield, helped Community Forestry staff plant new trees in Darnall yesterday (Tuesday 28 March). The trees were “heavy standard” trees and a mix of oak, lime, silver birch, Turkish hazel and amalanchier. This planting of 19 new trees is ...

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Education centre opens at Botanical Gardens

Dr Joe Kavanagh from Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust (left) and the Duke of Devonshire (right) at the opening of the Dorothy Fox Education Centre

15 March 2017 A new education centre was officially opened at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens today (Wednesday 15 March) by the Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish. The Duke, who is a patron of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust, welcomed guests to the new Dorothy Fox Education Centre. Named after the extremely generous donor who made the project possible, the centre aims ...

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Parks to benefit from £1.5m investment

Runners at Norfolk Heritage Park

2 March 2017   Sheffield is bucking the trend and investing a huge £1.5m in its parks over the next three years, against a national background of austerity and budget cuts. The money, £500k a year for the next three financial years, will go towards improving parks and play facilities in the communities that need it the most. The majority ...

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Protected playing fields recognised with Fields in Trust ceremony

Ribbon cutting at Ochre Dike Playing Fields, Fields in Trust designation ceremony

Thursday 19 January 2017 Ochre Dike Playing Fields, one of more than 800 green open spaces in Sheffield, was officially recognised as a Fields in Trust protected site at a ceremony yesterday (Wednesday 18 January). Located near Crystal Peaks shopping complex, Sheffield College and housing, the playing fields are an important green space to those who live, work and study in ...

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Major new tree planting project gets underway

Volunteers plant an urban woodland

13 January 2017 Around 8,000 trees are set to be planted at different sites across Sheffield over the next few weeks, to create new “urban woodlands” for the city. In partnership with the Trees for Cities organisation, 7,500 trees will be planted at three parks in the south-east of the city; at Kenninghall Bank, Fox Lane Recreation Ground and at ...

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Outdoor education growing in Sheffield: The Outdoor City

Sarah Lamb at Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre

6 January 2017 Exploring woodlands, hunting for bugs and building shelters are increasingly becoming all part of a day’s learning in Sheffield: The Outdoor City. Sheffield is at the forefront of a movement which sees children from as young as three months old learning not within the confines of a classroom, but outdoors amid nature – and that movement is ...

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City’s parks service recognised for excellence at national awards ceremony

centenary-field-plaque-newsroom

1 December 2016 They’re the lifeblood of Sheffield: The Outdoor City, known for their varying landscapes from manicured beauty through to rugged greenness. And now Sheffield’s parks – and those who work to keep them so special – have been recognised with two more national accolades, at the annual Fields in Trust awards. At the fifth annual awards ceremony, which ...

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Consultation extended on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy

Children playing in Flockton Wood

30 November 2016 Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy will help us plan how we manage more than two million trees across Sheffield for the next 14 years. Your views are really important and we want to hear from as many of our residents as possible, so we have extended the consultation period for a further two weeks. The public ...

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