Decade of delights at Sheffield’s Art in the Gardens

Flashback to last year's Art in the Gardens event. Art fans look at floral works on show in the gardens' hothouses.
Flashback to last year's Art in the Gardens event. Art fans look at floral works on show in the gardens' hothouses.
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Art lovers across the region are counting down to the north’s biggest outdoor art and crafts show – taking place right here in Sheffield.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Art in the Gardens will fill Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens with artists, craft makers and visitors from across the UK this weekend.

This year, local favourites Pete McKee and Joe Scarborough join a line-up of more than 300 artists and craft workers, exhibiting around 10,000 pieces in the Botanical Gardens. Exhibits will include photography, ceramics, textiles, print making, leatherwork, wood turning, glass, jewellery, and sculptures in metal, wood, and stone.

Trevor Neal, Helen Parsley, Tim Rose, John Paul Cooke, Gareth Watling, Yuko Sekiguchi and Richard Harper are just some of the artists taking part.

And visitors will be able to watch Joe Scarborough and Pete Mckee at work in the pavilion.

Pete said: “The great thing about the show is that thousands of people will get to see your work, and they will tell you if you are doing the right thing.”

A preview evening takes place on Friday between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, where guests can meet artists and have first pick of buying some of their pieces.

A limited number of tickets are available for the preview. The £6 tickets admit two adults and are available on a first-come-first-served basis from the Little Nature Shop, by calling 0114 2686025.

■ The main event runs from 10.30am until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday with entry £6 per person. Under 16s get in free.