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Sheffield Botanical Gardens Glasshouses - Sheffield, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 22.357 W 001° 29.923
30U E 599879 N 5914773
Quick Description: These glasshouses form one part of a 77,000 square metre site of Botanical Gardens. They hold a collection of plants from the temperate areas of the world and are 1 mile south west of the city centre.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/5/2018 2:26:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMZN4X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
"Situated close to the city centre Sheffield Botanical Gardens were opened in 1836 and now cover 19 acres on a south-west sloping site. The Gardens are listed by English Heritage as a Grade II site of special historic and architectural interest. The Grade 2 Glass Pavilions house a wonderful collection of plants from the temperate areas of the world and provide a wonderful backdrop for the sweeping lawns with their magnificent trees and central Broadwalk.

Several winding paths take the visitor on an exploration through over 18 different garden areas based on geographical or botanical themes. Much loved by children of all ages is a rare Grade II listed Bear Pit which can be found hidden between the recently renovated Mediterranean and Himalayan gardens. A well-preserved fossil of a tree-like Lepidodendron (could be 312 million years old) is displayed in the Evolution garden.

From the traditional layout of the Victorian Rose garden to the Prairie style area designed by Professors James Hitchmough and Nigel Dunnett there is plenty of interest for the visitor throughout the year.

Entry is free." link
Type of Greenhouse: Botanical display - public

Type of Cover: Glass panel

What is the shape of this greenhouse: Traditional - vertical walls and a gable roof

If you selected Other - describe it.: Not listed

If you selected Other shape please describe it: Not listed

Unique features: Not listed

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