Parks and Gardens in Sheffield
Sheffield Botanical Gardens, which recently underwent a £7 million restoration, are considered among the best Gardenesque Landscapes in Britain. As well as 5,000 plant species, these 19 acre gardens also contain Grade II* listed glass pavilions and a bear pit.
Sheffield Winter Gardens form the largest urban glasshouse in Europe, containing over 2,000 plants from all over the world.
The Peace Gardens, facing Sheffield's gothic town hall, have won numerous awards.
In November 2007, Sheffield's Peace and Winter Gardens beat London's South Bank to gain the Royal Institute of British Architects' Academy of Urbanism "Great Place" Award, as an "outstanding example of how cities can be improved, to make urban spaces as attractive and accessible as possible".
Sheffield also has many parks, including Millhouses Park, Endcliffe Park and Graves Park. The latter is the city's largest and contains an animal collection that is open to the public. There is also a city farm at Heeley City Farm.