What is Sheffield Botanical Gardens?

Opened in 1836, the Sheffield Botanical Gardens is a magnificent site filled with beautiful plants. The Gardens have a rich history and are listed as a  Grade II site of specific historical and architectural interest by English Heritage!

About the Gardens

The site encompasses 19 acres and has several meandering paths that take you on a wonderful walk around the Gardens. The site is a mosaic of over 18 botanical/ geographical themed gardens that are both beautiful and educational! Amble along to the Evolution Garden to look at the impressive preserved fossil of the tree-like Lepidodendron. Wanting to entertain the kids? Why not wander along to the Bear Pit? It’s perfect for the kids and is neatly tucked away between the Mediterranean and Himalayan Gardens.

Follow the snaking paths through the Gardens to the Glass Pavilions to view a breath-taking collection of tropical plants. From the Glass Pavilions, you can take in the beauty of the Botanical Gardens. Look out across its rolling lush green lawns, tall trees and enticing Boardwalk.

It’s the perfect place for a family day out and entrance to the Gardens’ is free!

Opening Times

The Gardens’ opening times are seasonal and are different for each feature. To check out their opening times, click here.

Features at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

The Sheffield Botanical Gardens has other things, too! Why not take a break from your stroll and visit the Restaurant and Tea Rooms? Catch your breath over a cup of coffee and grab a snack or two.

The Garden also hosts numerous outdoor events such as Music in the Gardens, Art in the Gardens and more! Please note that the venue closes a couple of hours beforehand to prepare for events. Not only this but Sheffield Botanical Gardens also holds activities for children, click here for more! Do you want to learn as about the Gardens as you walk? Why not book a tour? Check it out here!


Not only are the Gardens beautiful, but they’re also accessible! All of the gardens are wheelchair friendly. There are stairs in some places, however alternative, wheelchair access is provided. Not only this but the Gardens also have 2 mobility scooters available for free. Click here for morePlease be aware that the site is gently sloping.

Disabled parking is available at the top of the drive off Thompson Road entrance and disabled toilets are available at the Curator’s House.

Are you wanting to wander further afield? Why not visit Sunnybank Nature Reserve or Endcliffe Park?

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