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.
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) .
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.
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.
Take peanuts to feed the squirrels who will take nuts from your fingers, brilliant for children who will love it.
The gardens are boasting in colour especially now in the spring time. Beautiful alliums are one of my favourite flowers.
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.
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.