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Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Type:Garden

Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2LN

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Tel: 0114 267 1115

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About

Situated close to the urban city centre, Sheffield Botanical Gardens were opened in 1836 and now cover 19 acres on a south-west sloping site. The Gardens are listed by English Heritage as a Grade II site of special historic and architectural interest.

The Grade 2 Glass Pavilions house a wonderful collection of plants from the temperate areas of the world and provide a wonderful backdrop for the sweeping lawns with their magnificent trees and central Broadwalk.

Originally designed by Robert Marnock in the Gardenesque style, several winding paths take the visitor on an exploration through over 18 different garden areas based on geographical or botanical themes from across the world, with over 5500 species. The National Collections of Weigela, Diervilla and Sarcococca are also sited here.

From the traditional layout of the Victorian Rose garden to the Prairie style area designed by Professors James Hitchmough and Nigel Dunnett there is plenty of interest for the visitor throughout the year.

Much loved by children of all ages is a rare Grade II listed Bear Pit which can be found hidden between the recently renovated Mediterranean and Himalayan gardens. A well-preserved fossil of a tree-like Lepidodendron (could be 312 million years old) is displayed in the Evolution garden.

Entry is FREE.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:From M1 exit at junction 33. Follow Royal Hallamshire Hospital signs. Bear left at the hospital along Clarkehouse Road and the gardens are on the left.Please note road side parking is extremely limited.By Public Transport:From the City Centre take Bus no.81 along Ecclesall Road. Alight at Dover Road and walk up to the Gardens.

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