Cookie information: We love cookies - you can dunk them in your tea!
This website may put "tracking cookies" on your computer to help us improve your experience on our website, to analyse its performance and to allow us to promote the website. You can find out more in our privacy policy. Unfortunately you can't eat our tracking cookies but you can set your web browser to stop them downloading to your computer or you can just delete them from your computer. Here's a good recipe for cookies that you can dunk in your tea!

(This message is only intended to appear the first time you visit and then at six month intervals)


Hotels near the Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Find and book hotels



Need 4 rooms or more?
Please call us.

Click for information - opens in new window

Click for information - opens in new window

Click for information - opens in new window

I have a





Our little web men are running around to find you the perfect break Did you know....all Best Western hotels have FREE internet!
Please Wait loading

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Sheffield's answer to Kew Gardens, the 19-acre Botanical Gardens were originally laid out in 1836. Today, the gardens are listed by English Heritage as a Grade II site and contain three restored Victorian glass pavilions with connecting walkways. They are full of exotic warm-temperate plants from Asia, the Himalayas, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The 19 acres of sheltered gardens face south and were designed by Robert Marnock in the "Gardenesque" style. A Scottish horticulturalist, he argued plants should be able to develop to their full beauty with the space to do so - an early precursor of the English gardening style which has come to dominate horticulture today.

Running down from the pavilions is the Central Broadwalk, edged by very substantial herbaceous borders planted in the 1920s. In recent years some shrubs have been added to develop a more Christopher Lloyd-style mixed shrub border. It ends in a restored Victorian fountain.

There is a popular café in the Curator's House which becomes a romantic restaurant in the evening (closed Sun & Mon). When it's fine, you can take your tea on the patio.

One of the handsome glass pavilions in Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Information

When: Daily

Where: Sheffield

Cost: Free

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri from 8am; Sat & Sun from 10am
Closes 4pm in winter, 7.45pm in summer

Address: Clarkehouse Rd, Sheffield, S10 2LN

Hotels near Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Content provided by Frommers Unlimited, copyright © 2012: Whatsonwhen Ltd, John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Connect with us
The World's Biggest Hotel Family ®
Each Best Western ® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. © 2002 - 2012 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved 2015
© 2012 TripAdvisor LLC. All rights reserved