image for Garden item typeHillsborough Walled Garden at Hillsborough Park

Garden, free entry

Contact

Visitor Information Centre

0114 291 1900

Address

Middlewood Road,
Sheffield,
S1

Details

Hillsborough Walled Garden is situated in Hillsborough Park next to Middlewood Road in the Sheffield 6 area.

The walled garden site dates back to 1779 when it was probably used to grow soft fruit for Hillsborough Hall. Food was grown there for many years for the various owners of the hall. In 1903 the ownership of the hall and parkland passed to Sheffield City Council, the garden becoming a nursery and training centre for the council’s gardeners for 80 years. Like many local authority sites throughout the country, the garden suffered several years of decline during the 1980's due to cutbacks in park maintenance budgets.

The garden's fortunes improved during the early 1990's when Hillsborough Community Development Trust redeveloped it as a tribute to the people who died in the Hillsborough Disaster. Liverpool F.C. donated a replica of Anfield's Shankly Gates as an entrance to the garden.

The garden provides a green oasis in an urban environment, containing borders in a range of styles, a greenhouse, a wildlife area, 2 ponds, a willow play den, an example of an 18th century heated wall and the 'Stable Block'. This building was actually used by the gardeners rather than for stabling horses - a function it retains to this day.

The garden is available for use by the general public. It supports volunteer work placements and school visits, and also hosts a range of events and activities.

Disabled toiletsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Grounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

Open Dawn to dusk

Prices

Free entry

Free entry

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Directions

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Map reference: SK 354871  Lat: 53.37957 Long: -1.46869

By Car: There is a large car park within the park accessed from Parkside Road. (The car park is closed to the general public when Sheffield Wednesday have a home fixture.)

By Tram: Hillsborough Park Tram Stop is on the yellow route to Middlewood.

By Bus: Hillsborough Park is served by several bus routes, with the most frequent being the 20 and 53 First Mainline services. Route 20 runs past the park on Middlewood Road, while the 53 route follows Penistone Road.

Further information on trams and buses is available from the South Yorkshire Traveline: Tel 01709 515151, or on the Travel South Yorkshire website

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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