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“A tropical oasis found in Sheffield City centre”

Sheffield Winter Garden
Ranked #8 of 171 things to do in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

I spotted the Winter Gardens whilst walking round the city centre. As I approached I imagined it to be a cabaret style venue similar to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.

On entering the building I was surprised to see a fine piece of architecture in the form of a huge, wooden arched shaped glasshouse and palm trees reaching up to the larch timber beams.

As I walked round the gardens I saw many varieties of Mediterranean and Tropical style plants, lovely flowers, palms, tree ferns, cacti, designer fountains and a small landscaped pool.

Within the gardens there are also a couple of large model snakes with their coils coming out of the ground, and children have to find where the snakes tail ends.

Entrance is free of charge and I noticed an indoor cafe where you could relax with a drink or refreshments, or just walk around and admire the flora on display within the gardens.

I read a few facts later that it was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on the 22nd May 2003, and that the Winter Gardens has more than 2500 plants on display over the year and has won several awards since opening.

I really liked walking round the Winter Gardens admiring the plants, and would recommend it to anybody to go and visit, especially if you like tropical plants and garden design.

1  Thank TonyEntwistle
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

This a lovely place to stop & rest even if the weather is good. Most gorgeous flowers - the scents are amazing! Nice coffee as well. Nice way to approach the Millenium Galleries

1  Thank cuddlyarmy-sheffield
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The sheffield winter gardens is a nice place to visit, very quiet if. You just want so sit and have a sandwich at lunch time as many people do,nicer than sitting in cafés.
There are many different plants to see also. There is a little cafe inside there where you can sit,also you can visit the gallery whilst you are in there which is very interesting and down the escalator there is another place to eat.my son had his wedding photos taken in the winter gardens.
Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Sandra B
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

It is in the middle of the city, somewhere to city in leafy quiet Oasis. Beautifully kept, clean and quiet where you can sit and haveacoffee or read your paper admist lush green plants and trees. A great meeting place for friends too.

1  Thank Carol H
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Went with my friend who is not from Sheffield. She enjoyed it also. The only problem is parking as we are both disabled. Not enough disabled parking. Very tranquil. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Lorraine T
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