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  • 4.0 star rating
    28/5/2014
    1 check-in

    I recently stayed at the Mercure Sheffield for 3 nights which is right next to the Winter Garden.,  What a special place in the heart of Sheffield.  The plants are nicely arranged and exhibited for the public to see.  There is plenty of seating for relaxing.  There is a coffee shop and store located inside in case you need a coffee or like to shop.  This is an impressive piece of architecture.  How creative to build a small botanical garden in the heart of Sheffield.  You just don't expect such a thing in this location.  I recommend a visit while in Sheffield!

  • 4.0 star rating
    18/10/2012
    1 check-in

    The Winter Garden is a lovely spot in Sheffield and often where my family head when visiting. With the promise of a BBC Five Live tent we stuck to tradition and headed here last Saturday as a family, ready to take in the sights and sounds of a grey Sheffield day.

    With its large glass exterior, the building set within the Winter Garden is quite spectacular; filled with exotic plants and, on this occassion, the odd morris dancer, there really is something for everyone to be interested in. Also within this building lies the art gallery, currently holding a quite intriguing exhibition on metal work (who knew that there were SO many things made of metal? a 'bachelor's' tea pot which perfectly holds one cup of tea? a PEA knife which holds peas perfectly ready for you to roll into your mouth? This is education at its finest) and a shop with plenty of locally sourced goods for those looking for a special Sheffield themed gift. Other shops include an arts&crafts boutique and cupcake stall, giving this part of the city a real edge on the mainstream high street.

  • 5.0 star rating
    20/8/2008
    First to Review

    If you like architecture it's the place to be!!! Absolutely amazing building fits well with the surrounding buildings.
    Very relaxing place inside with benches and several winding pathes through the planted areas!!!
    I loved it a lot and returned there several times during my short stay of 1 1/2 days.
    As it can be seen on my pictures, it's also wirth going there at night - it os closed but outside the water balls are still turned on, the floor is covered with couloured stripes and the buildings surrounding that look ever so beautiful in the yellow shade of the lights......aww.....dreaming

    • Qype User louby_…
    • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • 2 friends
    • 76 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    18/11/2008

    This is a oasis in the city centre, a most welcomed one at that. It is light, spacious and highly relaxing space. The plants that are there are pretty enough and there is some artwork amongst them.

    There is plenty of seating with benches around the edges which allow for just sitting and relaxing. It's great to go in with a coffee either from the nice little café bar or from across the road at star bucks.

    It's not usual to see people just sitting and letting time pass away.

    It's not normally loud even when children are running around.

    It also gives access to either the peace gardens which are outside or the millennium galleries.

    Its indoors which makes it a great place to go no matter what the whether is like outside!

    • Qype User Darkla…
    • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • 3 friends
    • 37 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    14/6/2013

    Perfect place for busy working people to have their lunch and a tranquil place to take the kids! The side shops, cafes and museum is fabulous. Really worth a visit

  • 3.0 star rating
    23/3/2013

    If you are trying to pack in the sunshine during the shorter days of the year, try stopping in to the Winter Garden. It is usually a little chilly, but worth it to be out of the elements and still in the sun. The space is small and most of the sculptures are silly, but the plants and the feeling of openness can lift your spirits on cold days.

    • Qype User Eierfr…
    • Cologne, Germany
    • 7 friends
    • 11 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    9/11/2007

    Quite a nice place, but the display of plants never changes. But very relaxing during lunch breaks in cold autumn and winter days.

    • Qype User Joel_…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 3 friends
    • 95 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    17/11/2008 Updated review

    The architecture of this place is stunning, and really does make this place. The plants seem very tropical, and is really nice to see. I often see wedding couples having their photos taken here, and I'm not surprised, it's a very relaxing and beautiful place, merging modern architecture with nature. Come in and have a relax, it's a good place to go.

    5.0 star rating
    16/11/2008 Previous review
    Striking architecture encompasses this great tropical garden right slap-bang in the middle of… Read more
    • Qype User Mr_Sif…
    • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • 7 friends
    • 127 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    17/11/2008

    Excellent architecture and a good place to relax, and even learn!

    • Qype User joolsv…
    • Manchester
    • 4 friends
    • 140 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    17/11/2008

    This is one of the best inner city spaces I have ever seen. It has a gorgeous ambience and atmosphere which takes you far away from the hustle and bustle, and quite frankly, dirt of the city!

    It is a fabulous place to spend your lunch hour, or to simply relieve yourself from the strain of the city. There is sometimes artwork displayed, and you can wander through to the Millennium Galleries which are a treat.

    There are now food outlets placed in this oasis, and there are benches if you simply want to picnic in the city.

    • Qype User filibu…
    • Chesterfield, Derbyshire
    • 9 friends
    • 51 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    24/12/2008

    When I'm in Sheffield I always visit the winter garden, particularly for a spot of lunch. It is a very peaceful environment in such a busy place.It's also great to wander into the attached museum complex, where I particularly like to browse the interesting museum shop. Not bad for free!

    • Qype User indie_…
    • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • 8 friends
    • 71 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    2/10/2008

    Lovely place, a peaceful haven away from all the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Perfect if you are working in town and want to escape the office during lunch.

    • Qype User clhask…
    • Barnsley, South Yorkshire
    • 3 friends
    • 21 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    29/12/2009

    Free, Fab and Fabulous. Cheaper than any health spa and does exactly the same!!! Its very calming and such a remarkable structure in the middle of a thriving and busy city. Lovely cafe in their too.....great for a lovely cup o tea :)
    Worth a visit, even if its just for ten minutes away from the hectic shoppping precincts.

    • Qype User halesa…
    • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • 1 friend
    • 2 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    1/10/2011

    A beautiful break from a hectic day shopping, only draw back is if your not in town already it's not easy to park just to visit here.

    • Qype User ellata…
    • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • 2 friends
    • 42 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    31/5/2009

    Lovely calm sanctuary within the bustle of Sheffield city centre. Attached to the Millennium Gallery, it has become a favourite of many citizens, tourists and business people looking for a quiet place to sit and have their lunch or just chill out for a bit.

    • Qype User escafe…
    • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • 0 friends
    • 70 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    13/2/2010

    The Winter Garden is a complete waste of space and money.

    • Qype User shaund…
    • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • 0 friends
    • 16 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    25/7/2012

    the winter gardens is amazing. i love to go there, and do so all most every time i am in the town. the beautiful architecture and inside vegetation is a real peaceful place to go and sit. it all so has a amazing inside cafe where you can get tea and cakes.

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