Art in the Gardens will return in 2017 on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of September in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

The annual Art in the Gardens event, held in Sheffield Botanical Gardens, is arguably the largest outdoor art exhibition in the north of England with artists, craft makers and visitors coming from throughout the UK.

This event is a truly wonderful opportunity to buy the perfect piece of art or craft direct from the artists, whilst enjoying the perfect surroundings that the gardens have to offer. Thousands of pieces of art and craft are on show and for sale.

  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens
  • 2nd and 3rd September 2017
  • 10.30am - 5.30pm

Lexus Sheffield – Premier Sponsor of Art in the Gardens

We are delighted to announce that Lexus Sheffield are the Premier Sponsors of  ‘Art in the Gardens’ and will be joining us at the show and bringing to life the All New Lexus LC, a car that has been designed to challenge perceptions and to create desire.  Lexus Sheffield is the city’s dedicated fully equipped Lexus Centre perfectly placed to ‘create amazing’ for customers old and new in the South Yorkshire region. To find out more about the All New Lexus LC please visit

 A great day out for all the family

  • Premier Artists and Craft Professionals
  • Open art Exhibition
  • Portrait of Distinction Competition
  • Outdoor sculpture on the lawns
  • Huge variety of artist and craft exhibitors
  • NEW – Home and Gardens Showcase
  • Children's Art Activities
  • Sheffield Young Artists Display
  • Performing Arts
  • Original art, prints and craft for sale direct from the artists

 Portraits of Distinction Competition

It is with great delight that we welcome the TV sports presenter Rob Walker as the subject for the Portraits of Distinction Exhibition at Art in the Gardens. 

A fantastic selection of photographs have been captured by Trevor Neal from an excellent shoot taken while Rob was here as Master of Ceremony at the World Snooker Championships. The photographs are available to artists interested in entering the competition from Sheffield’s Town Hall Reception. 

Please ask to see the Portraits of Distinction photographs at the Reception Desk any time during opening hours:-

Open times – 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.45am to 4.45pm Friday.

The Master and Mistress Cutler Portraits 2016 winners as follows

1st Place Winner – David Ball

2nd Place Winner – Paul Rowland

3rd Place Winner – Steve Barnett

 Premier Artists

Each year the event hosts some of the very best artists locally, regionally and arguably from the UK! Just a few of the artists include: Trevor Neal, Helen Parsley, Gareth Watling, John Paul Cooke, Tim Rose, Carol Baker, Wendy Carlton, Lynne Wilkinson,   and many more at the peak of their craft.

 Open Art Exhibition

The Open Art Exhibition takes place in the largest marquee at the event and is a great opportunity for amateur and semi-professional artists to exhibit their work to thousands of visitors. If your work is of a professional quality and you would like to give selling your work a try at Art in the Gardens, then please download the forms on the left of this page. There is a selection process to ensure the excellent quality of the Open Art Exhibition. 

NEW – Home and Garden area 

We are pleased to announce that we will feature new Home and Garden area at Art in the Gardens showcasing outdoor living. 

Centre piece to this will be a fabulous contemporary show garden created by daValley Garden Services, one of South Yorkshire's leading garden design and maintenance companies. The company’s Managing Director, David Caborn, is excited at the prospect of showcasing some ideas for this year’s theme of outdoor living: ‘The team love taking on a challenge, and will be building our biggest ever stand. Our aim is to inspire the imagination, and use quality products to show how we can help make the garden part of your home.   We are passionate about outdoor living and look forward to meeting anyone that wants ideas to make their garden unique. We offer a full range of services from simple maintenance to a full makeover. We take great pride in our work and are accredited installers for Marshalls, the UK’s leading landscape product supplier’. 

The ‘daVally garden’ will demonstrate some of the latest ‘outdoor living’ ideas and feature the following:

  • Quality patio and paving options
  • Fencing and decking and arbours
  • Examples of raised beds and borders
  • Low maintenance artificial turf
  • Waterfall with pond and stepping stones
  • Contemporary outdoor kitchen
  • Range of garden furniture and décor plus a hot tub 

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the specially designed garden.  You can relax and start to imagine and plan how your garden could look. Their friendly and experienced team will be on hand to answer any queries you have and help in any way they can.

For more information about daVally please visit the website 

A regular exhibitor and another key focus point to the area is Dawson’s Yard!!  Who will have an interesting selection of plants available, ranging from alpines, ferns, perennials, shrubs, herbs, edibles, bulbs and planted containers.  John and Ann Dawson are always happy to give help and advice on plant selection, pruning and care.

Hand made special pieces will be available, from new and reclaimed materials including: metal plant supports, obelisks and sculptures, stones troughs, saddle stones, boot scrapers and tether stones, wooden benches, seed & plant boxes and bird houses.

Vintage and antique garden items including: chimney pots, millstones, galvanized ware, teracotta plant pots, gates etc.

For more information about Dawson’s Yard please visit the website 

Lots of other exhibitors in the Home and Garden area including Hector and Cedric Eco Buildings, and upcycled wood creations by

Event Admission

Adults £6, accompanied children under 16 Free.

Preview Evening

The Preview Evening on Friday 1st September 6.00pm - 9.00pm, is a wonderful opportunity to be amongst the first to view and snap up the bargains and favorite pieces of artwork on display, whilst enjoying a glass of wine and a great atmosphere. Please be aware to purchase tickets early as this year tickets will be limited £6 ticket admits two adults (sorry no children permitted). Tickets are available from June 2017 at Sheffield’s Visitor Information Point on Surrey Street next to Winter Gardens.


General Enquiries, Artist Stall Bookings and Sponsorship Opportunities

Howard Simpson - 0114 273 6433 or email

 Catering & Associated Trade Stall Bookings

Julie Wilson - 07787 777 241 or email