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“A restored victorian gem”

The Botanical Gardens
Ranked #2 of 167 things to do in Sheffield
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Yorkshire
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A restored victorian gem”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

The gardens get better every year. There is a lot of space and the gardens are well laid out with interesting plants, trees and flowers. the pavilions are both architectural gems and places of considerable botanical interest. we go most weeks for at least one hour.

Visited May 2013
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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“Great 1/2 day out on a fine weather day”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Parking difficult as no car park (park on the side of the road for free between 9.30-4). Free of charge to visit with plenty to see if you enjoy plants. The pavilion is inside with tropical plants from different regions of the world - plants labelled and easy to see, touch and smell). Outside plenty of bulbs tarting to appear and many trees/shrubs begining to flower with blossom - I appreciate that it is early April so would have been better to visit from May onwards to enjoy the full spectacular colours. Easy flat paths to walk (so good for my elderly 80year old parents). Plenty of seating around the gardens to sit, relax and enjoy the botanical sights. Interesting statues, waterfalls and ponds. Tame squirrels come up to you to feed (beware they may bite!). Lovely cafe which we were able to sit outside in the sunshine - drinks hot and a selection of snacks. (waitress service). Clean cafe. Great place for kids to enjoy the outside space - or may be a romantic walk or just to relax from work. The day we visited there were quite a few walking round. Gardeners working hard but more needed to be done to improve the condition of the gardens and pavilion. Small but filled gift shop with reasonable prices. Toilets available and bicycle stands if you prefer not to drive. Would definitely visit again but later in the year when more of the colours are out.

Visited April 2013
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Belper, United Kingdom
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“Cold but lovely”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is a lovely place to visit, flowers and plants in an abundance!
Paths to suit all abilities and lots of places to sit and take in the smells and sights. Though it was early in the year there were still lots of things to see. very peaceful and a delight.

Visited March 2013
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Melton Mowbray
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“Lovely & Peaceful & FREE!”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Okay, so it was one of the first sunny days of 2013, in APRIL!
Well tended gardens. Only there half an hour as I'm not a big garden lover but do appreciate the work & effort.
Grounds are beautiful for picnics and the elderly. Wheelchair friendly as far as I could see.

Visited April 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“It's so pretty and constantly changing...”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

...which is why I love it and never get bored of visiting, however I do ask that if you have children, would you please refrain them from screaming in the peaceful surroundings- let them play football or frisbee on the grass, and yes, treat them to an ice-cream, because ice-cream is delicious!

Visited March 2013
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