The Botanical Gardens

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  • Address: Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 2LN, United Kingdom
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-0114268600
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Botanical Garden, Walking Area, Historical Site, Architecture , Nature

A glass pavilion glitters under the sun, as does the emerald grass beneath your toes. As you look through the Botanical Garden’s leafy arch, you’ll see ancient trees and flowering bushes spread out. It’s ideal for some tranquil time spent outdoors. You’ll get to view various kinds of plants in the glasshouse and if you feel like having a picnic, you can do that too. There’s a Fossil Tree, a Bear Pit and loads of others all separated by dwindling shrub filled paths. There are fifteen distinct, geographically themed areas, each with their own beautiful features and a gushing water fountain. With all these organic gems, this is a great place to be when the skies are clear.

This Gardenesque styled garden was designed by Robert Marnock for the original Sheffield Botanical and Horticultural Society. Its home to pavilions that are some of the earliest curvilinear glass structures to have been made and it is considered a part of English heritage. In 1836, the ownership changed to the Sheffield Town Trust and the park was open to the public. Today it is managed by the Sheffield Corporation. In 2003, the gardens underwent renovations with its glass pavilion restored to its former prettiness and in 2005, the gardens infrastructure and collections of plants were tended to. Visit the park and bask in its loamy soils and clean and pristine environment.

Situated close to a residential area and hospitals, the Gardens represents quite a diverse cross section of British plant life. If you visit the Four Seasons Garden more than thrice, it’ll still be brand new due to its continually changing display all around the year. Feel regal as you walk through the Victorian and Rose gardens, with their lavish Victorian era designs. The Rose Garden is home to a polished bronze figure, stretching out from amongst the roses, in the form of Pan, the Spirit of the Woods. Sit by the Rock and Water garden and reflect, as three linked ponds lay still in front of you. Step through a time warping portal as you look around the Evolution garden, filled with ancient trees like Ginko, and an amazing, giant fossilized tree stump which is as old as 300 million years!

There are all kinds of sights to see within this enclosure, such as an elegantly crafted pit that was once home to two bears. A rust coloured, bronze statue stands proudly amongst ferns as a reminded of its past inhabitants. A four tiered fountain can be heard from the distance, with its creamy white coloured body shining.

Visit during autumn and watch the lawns turn into a sea of ochre yellow and red or visit during spring, when the flowers will readily burst open and spread their colour and fragrance all around, the Botanical Gardens are great for an evening out whether you’re alone or with friends and family. There are so many gardens to choose from, each unique and bursting with life that you’ll be sure to feel energized yourself.

The Botanical Gardens Travel Tips

  • Friends of Botanical gardens organize plant sales annually and, occasionally, plants are on sale at talks.
  • There are tons of programs that take place here, including musical concerts, theatrical shows and art shows to name a few.
  • The Friends of the Botanical Gardens host talks and lectures here throughout the year.

The Botanical Gardens Hours

  • The Gardens occasionally close before, during and after major events. Please call on +44-1142686001 to confirm opening and closing times.
  • The Glass pavilions are open from 11:00am till 3:30pm (Winter) and 5:00 pm (Summer).

How to Reach The Botanical Gardens

  • There are regular buses from the city centre to the Gardens. Main entrance on Clarkehouse Road - Numbers 10 (hourly), 30 (half-hourly) and 505 (hourly).
  • Ecclesall Road for the Thompson Road entrance - numbers 81, 82, 83, 84, 85 and 88 serve Ecclesall Road every few minutes.

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  • The Botanical Gardens Address: Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 2LN, United Kingdom
  • The Botanical Gardens Contact Number: +44-0114268600
  • The Botanical Gardens Timing: 08:00 am - 07:45 pm
  • Best time to visit The Botanical Gardens(preferred time): 08:00 am - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit The Botanical Gardens: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Sheffield include The Botanical Gardens in their plan

  • 36.56% of people start their The Botanical Gardens visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Botanical Gardens

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Botanical Gardens

People normally club together Sheffield City Hall and Peace Gardens while planning their visit to The Botanical Gardens.

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The Botanical Gardens Reviews & Ratings

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  • It's a tiny cafe but does cake, tea and coffee and bottled beers and spirits and liqueurs. No meals as such that I could see. Very friendly staff who are very busy but considerate to everyone's needs. I've been twice once with an individual in a wheelchair and the disabled toilet was out of action and it was a minor nightmare getting a chair into the men's toilet. But the cafe is in a lovely area that catches the sun but is shaded too.

  • Very poor. Dirty had to wait ages in a que to place our order- then another unacceptable length of time for our food. Understaffed- two girls running around like headless chickens!! The girls were lovely though. Used to be a great place- very disappointed

  • Dropped in here after a wander through the gardens. It is a tea room but the menu including the specials board gives a good and interesting choice. We only had a snack but the coffee and tea was served to our table. I had a scone with jam which was fresh and perfectly acceptable, my partner had a slice of ginger loaf which he declared to be excellent, I had to taste it and had a small piece, it was lovely and moist and absolutely delicious.

  • This is à lovely place for a snack and a cup of tea. Seating inside or outside with a view over the Botanical Gardens. The bacon sandwich is particularly good with excellent quality bacon. Pleasant staff. Don't be in a hurry.

  • Service a bit slow but being Mother's Day it was a very busy so understand. Lovely view over the gardens and friendly.

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