The Botanical Gardens

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

The Botanical Gardens - Review

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 Information

  • 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 Opening and Closing 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 by Public Transport

  • 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.

Restaurants Near The Botanical Gardens

  • Curators House Tea Room & Restaurant (English/Moderate)
  • Maranello's Italian Restaurant (Italian/35 pounds per head)
  • Ashoka (Indian/30 pounds per head)

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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
  • The Botanical Gardens Price: Free
  • 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

  • 30.61% of people start their The Botanical Gardens visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

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

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  • Google search says open at 8.45 actually opened at 9.30. Staff inside well before 9.30 only to be told coffee may be a while as they've only just turned the machine on. Why not turn it on earlier and be ready? Service slow when busy. Have had to leave without food in the past to get back to work. In summary food and drink great no complaints, service can be very slow.

  • Great standard of food and drink... Service friendly, but consistently slow on repeated visits.

  • Nice place, but the toilets are very dirty.

  • The almond tart and macha green tea latte are very good match and so do the taste. The staff is very helpful and friendly as well. Highly recommend.

  • Food is decent enough, but suffers from chronic understaffing. Gives impression the proprietors are happy to run the place into the ground so long as the local bourgeoisie continue to frequent the place in droves

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