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Sheffield Tree Fayre is coming to the Botanical Gardens!

Large trees at the side of a long path

Sheffield Tree Fayre, a family-friendly event celebrating the wonder of trees and woodlands, will take over Sheffield Botanical Gardens on Saturday 10 September.

Running from 10am to 4pm, this free entry, one-day tree-fest will feature a variety of children’s outdoor forest school activities, indoor crafts, wood craft stalls and guided tree walks. There is also a fantastic line-up of tree-themed talks, which feature speakers from the National Trust, Regather Cooperative, local author of ‘The Politics of Street Trees’ book, Camilla Allen, and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

Leonie Kapadia, Community Forestry Project Manager at Sheffield City Council, said:

“There will be plenty of fun, practical, tree-related craft activities for all ages, as well as educational and informative tree walks and talks throughout the day. It’s also an opportunity for our team, who work with community groups and schools to plant trees across the city, to talk to local people about what we do.

“Our colleagues in the Tree team, who focus on caring for and managing our tree population, will also be there to chat to the public on issues such as Ash dieback and tree resilience to climate change.”

Members of the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership will also be at the event to speak to attendees about the progress being made as part of the Sheffield Street Tree Strategy.

Sheffield City Council’s Communities, Parks and Leisure Committee Chair Cllr. Richard Williams said:

“We’re so fortunate to have such a huge number of trees and green spaces in Sheffield – wherever you live you’re never far from a tree, park or woodland.

“This event aims to bring together everyone in the city who is passionate about trees and how they make Sheffield a better place to live, work and play. We know how valued our parks, woodlands and green spaces are and this is a chance to learn more about how we manage our existing trees and plant new trees where they are needed. People can also find out more about how they can get involved with community projects in their local area.

“With national organisations such as the Woodland Trust and the Arboricultural Association joining us too this will be a fantastic opportunity to learn, have a go at activities and for all of us to celebrate our city’s wonderful trees.”

Visitors can explore a variety of wood or tree-themed stalls throughout the day, and food will be available from Wood-fired pizza.

All activities for the event will take place at the Thompson Road entrance side of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens S11 8RB.

The event is hosted by Sheffield City Council Community Forestry Team, in partnership with The Woodland Trust, National Heritage Lottery funded Education and Engagement Project at Sheffield Botanical Gardens and the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership. The event is also kindly supported by the Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust.

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