SHEFFIELD BOTANICAL GARDENS

The Sheffield Botanical Gardens are situated approximately 1 mile south west of Sheffield City Centre. The gardens of 19 acres of land with 5,000 species of plants were originally designed by Robert Marnock in the “Gardenesque” style and first opened in 1836.

The incredibly well maintained gardens are also a popular public park, with strong botanical and horticultural interest and open to the public, with free entry, 364 days a year. 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

The English Heritage

The Gardens are Grade II listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.

They contain the highest concentration of, and perhaps the most significant grouping of listed buildings in Sheffield. They are The Glass Pavilions (Grade II * listed ) and Clarkhouse Road Gatehouse and railings, South Lodge, The Bear Pit and the boundary gates and railings (Grade II listed) . 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

The Glass Pavilions

The Pavilions have always been named after Joseph Paxton. They are some of the earliest curvillinear glass structures ever built.

The recorded designer was local architect Benjamin Broomhead Taylor, who worked closely with Robert Marnock (the first Curator), Joseph Paxton (gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth) and John Claudius Loudon (a leading landscape gardener of the day) on the project.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

A great place to visit and escape the  city. There are plenty of benches to stop and have a rest and enjoy the scenery. It is an oasis of calm where you can unwind and relax. 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Take peanuts to feed the squirrels who will take nuts from your fingers, brilliant for children who will love it. 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

The gardens are boasting in colour especially now in the spring time. Beautiful alliums are one of my favourite flowers. 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

The Curator’s House Cafe

An independent cafe bistro open every day for breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes, cream teas, snacks and ice creams. Choose to have your refreshment in their lounge area, conservatory or the terrace overlooking the gardens. Visit their website for more information. 

Curator's House Cafe in Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Wonderful, peaceful place to go for a stroll, have a picnic or just admire nature. This place is simply gorgeous.

Visit the Botanical Gardens website for more information on its history and events. 


If you like gardens have a look at my previous visit to Lea Gardens near Matlock only 45 mins by car from Sheffield or Keukenhof Gardens in Holland.