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.
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
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
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!
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.
Quite a nice place, but the display of plants never changes. But very relaxing during lunch breaks in cold autumn and winter days.
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.
Excellent architecture and a good place to relax, and even learn!
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.
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!
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.
The Winter Garden is a complete waste of space and money.