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Phase III – Landscape Restoration

Restoration of the landscape has been undertaken by Brambledown Landscapes of Wetherby, who have done both construction and planting work all round the Gardens. Walls, steps and paths have been re-built; extra, much-needed drainage has been laid; and services – watering and electricity lines - put in throughout the Gardens. Certain areas have been prepared and planted by Garden staff and volunteers of The Friends of the Botanical Gardens.

Autumn 2005 update

Over the last year, vast amounts of work have been done to restore the Garden landscape and plantings. Some areas are still undergoing development and many of the plantings are immature; the next few years will see a marked improvement in the appearance of them all. There are still one or two sites which need specific drainage treatment, and other parts need intensive soil treatment to make the Gardens’ intractable clay into something more plant-friendly. Nevertheless, great progress has been made to create a patchwork of differing garden areas, supporting a variety of plant associations. These are now developing to give wealth of botanical and horticultural information to the visitor.


A/B Four Seasons Garden M Rose Garden

C The Glass Pavilions N Asian Garden

D/F/G Gardenesque Area P Evolution Garden

E Birch Hill Q Woodland Garden and South Lawn

H Rock and Water Garden R The Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) Borders

J Osborn's Field T Prairie Area

K Marnock Garden U Thompson Road Entrance

L Mediterranean Garden


Restoration Partnership: Sheffield Town Trust |  Sheffield City Council |  University of Sheffield  
Friends of the Botanical Gardens |  Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust  

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