Situated close to the 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 II Glass Pavilions house a 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 boardwalk. Several winding paths take the visitor on an exploration through over 18 different garden areas based on geographical or botanical themes. When you visit, as well as the Glass Pavilions, you will see the Grade II listed Bear Pit, Mediterranean and Himalayan gardens and the Victorian Rose garden amongst others.