Welcome to the website of Totley Open Gardens.
This year's Totley Open Gardens took place on
Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July 2016
We would like to thank the following generous sponsors of the event:
BANK VIEW FARM www.BankViewFarm.co.uk
NEW LEAF PLANT CENTRE, COAL ASTON newleafplantcentre.co.uk
CROSS SCYTHES RESTAURANT AND HOTEL www.cross-scythes.com
Over the past 11 years Totley Open Gardens has raised more than £20,000 for local charities and community organisations. Principal among these is Transport 17, a Totley charity which owns 3 minibuses and takes older people from a wide area around south Sheffield to lunch clubs. It provides an invaluable service to people who are lonely, otherwise housebound and needing social contact.
Other organisations which have benefitted have been Totley Music Festival, which runs annually in July, and Totley History Group which run a programme of talks, and collects and archives local historical material. Totley Open Gardens has also funded a shelter in Greenoak Park.
In 2015, the proceeds of the Totley Open Gardens weekend were distributed as follows:
Transport 17 70%
Totley Music Festival 10%
Totley History Group 10%
Cherry Tree Young People's Accommodation service 10% (providing equipment for young people coming out of care into their own flats)