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. 

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