Since Sheffield Botanical Gardens were first created in 1836, they have been an important stage for social and cultural occasions.
Since the Gardens’ restoration they have become the outdoor cultural focus for Sheffield with an established programme with Garden Up (June), Music in the Gardens (July) and Art in the Gardens (early September). Throughout the summer there are several open-air theatrical productions. These events attract up to 30,000 visitors yearly.
There are Art Exhibitions, Plant Shows such as the Rose Society and the Cactus Show, as well as Plant Sales which take place throughout the year.
The Friends of the Botanical Gardens and the Florilegium Society are based in the Gardens and hold regular programmes of talks by outside speakers.
There are no regular tours of the Gardens but guided tours for groups may be booked.
The Central Dome of the Pavilions is registered for civil weddings and blessings.
More detailed information can be found on Listings and an events’ leaflet can be downloaded here.