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Opening and Plant Sales

We will have 4 all day Plant Sales in 2018, from 10am-4pm on:

29th April 2018 (also a 'Steaming Day' at the Industrial Museum)
24th June 2018
26th August 2018
7th October 2018

On other Sundays (except one) from Spring to Autumn the garden is open to the public between 2pm and 4pm.  In 2018, the first Sunday will be 22nd April (the sale day) and the last Sunday will be 7th October. Please note, the garden will not open on Sunday 30th September, the day of the Robin Hood Half-Marathon.

Plants grown in the garden and donated by members are for sale from as little as £1.50 and are very popular with our visitors. The proceeds go towards maintaining the garden and supporting the Winter Programme of talks.

Plants read

Although we will not be in our Sunday best, you may also call in when we are open for our Friday morning working parties. Whenever you pay a visit, you will be most welcome. The Botanic Garden is a place where we learn from each other so do talk to us. 

Volunteers Rota

Members volunteer on a rota basis to open the garden give advice and sell plants. 

To volunteer, contact us by filling out our form Sunday 2018 rota or send us an email to or see Sandra at a meeting. 

You can see our Rota list here to check which dates are still free. This will be regularly updated as we collect names.

Don't worry if you haven't done this before, we will pair you up with someone who has, and it's good fun.

The Bothy, where we pot up plants, store our gardening tools and make our drinks when we are in the garden.

Photograph below taken by Robin Macey of the 
You can see the Botanic Garden in the top right of the photograph.