English Gardens -  North

Winter Garden, Sheffield


One of the largest temperate greenhouses to be built in the UK in the last hundred years


This is a stunning structure built along with the Millennium Galleries as part of a £120 million project to regenerate the centre of Sheffield. Not only is it one of the largest temperate green houses to be built in the UK in the last hundred years, it is also the largest urban glasshouse anywhere in Europe. It is a very modern parabolic structure. Temperature is controlled by underfloor heating, high level fans and and opening and closing vents.

The Winter Garden, Sheffield

The Winter Garden, Sheffield

There are over 2500 plants including cycads, tree ferns and bamboos as well as flowering herbaceous plants. The bedding plants are replaced five times a year to ensure continuous colour.

The Winter Garden, Sheffield

The Winter Garden, Sheffield

The Winter Garden, Sheffield

The Winter Garden, Sheffield

Drought tolerant plants with similar are placed at the sunny south end of the greenhouse. Shade lovers are planted at the north end. 

There are several central beds surrounded by open spaces with benches. 

The Winter Garden, Sheffield  The Winter Garden, Sheffield

There is a small cafe serving light refreshments and the Millennium Galleries open off the Winter Garden. At October Half term there were a variety of Children’s activities.

The Winter Gardenon Surrey Street and is open daily from 8-8 (6pm on Sundays.) The post code is  S1 2LH and the grid reference is
SK 355872

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