The beautiful Sheffield Botanical Gardens are located very close to Ecclesall Road in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. They are a traditional botanical gardens, designed by Robert Marnoch in 1836, covering 19 acres with 5,000 different species of plants.
It opened with massive success, bringing 12,000 people to visit the gardens during the first summer in 1836. The money to form the gardens was raised by the Sheffield Botanical and Horticultural Society (formed in 1833) which obtained £7,500 worth of funding to purchase 18 acres of farmland. The gardens have been free to enter for a long time now, but in the past fees were charged to enter.
Strawberry Student Homes Sheffield is located very closely on Ecclesall road, and isn’t more than a 5 minute drive away.
The Sheffield Town Trust are the official owners of the gardens, with Sheffield Corporation currently into a 99 year lease of the grounds (which began in 1951).
The official website for the bontanical gardens is: http://www.sbg.org.uk/
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