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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

A Beautiful Obsession: a plantsman’s journey in his own garden

Jimi Blake trained in the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin as a horticulturist and was subsequently appointed head gardener at Airfield House in Dundrum, Dublin. He resuscitated a large Victorian garden to its former glory, enabling the public to rediscover and enjoy a lost gem.

A Beautiful Obsession recounts the creation of Hunting Brook Gardens, five acres of amazing botanical herbaceous gardens and fifteen acres of wonderful woodland gardens and valley in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Jimi will take you on a breathtaking journey through the newest and most exciting plants in his collection in Hunting Brook and from his travels to other gardens and nurseries. He will share with you how he incorporates these choice plants into his planting schemes. Be prepared for your plant wish list to explode!

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Holy Cross

A striking, distinctive and genuinely awe-inspiring modern building, perched on a hill overlooking Sheffield. Also seen in This is England '86.

Sheffield Museums – Ramble with Ron

Fri. 3 September 2021

Weston Park Museum

Sheffield Museums invites you to Ramble with Ron: from Weston Park Museum to the Millennium Gallery.

School Holiday Crafts

Sun. 25 July 2021 — Sun. 29 August 2021

Manor Lodge

Head to the Discovery Centre at this 16th-century ruin to take part in hands-on activities on a different theme each week, and to explore the outdoor trail.