Sheffield's Art in the Gardens returns this September

Sheffield's Art in the Gardens returns this September

18 August 2020

Paintings, sculptures, crafts, demonstrations and entertainment are set to fill Sheffield Botanical Gardens when the biggest outdoor art and crafts market in the North returns to the city on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September.

Sponsored by Graysons Solicitors, this year’s Art in the Gardens will see premier artists in the pavilions and marquees, sculpture on the lawns, Open Art Exhibition, Home and Gardens Area and a host of professional artists and craft makers.

Visitors will be able to soak up the atmosphere in the beautiful landscaped gardens, meet the artists, enjoy some locally sourced food and drink and see some beautiful artwork.

The organisers Art in the Gardens will also implementing a series of measures to ensure that the event is Covid-safe for visitors and meets all the official Government guidance.

The event will take place over two timed sessions per day and tickets must be booked in advance. There will be a slightly reduced number of exhibitors due to spacing in some of the large marquees.

Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure at Sheffield City Council said: “It’s great that this event can go ahead, celebrating a wealth of artistic talent. Relevant measures are in place so that people can come and enjoy this popular cultural experience, which is one of the largest outdoor art shows in the north.  Art in the Gardens is a key event in the cultural calendar in Yorkshire, and it is testament to Sheffield’s reputation that it attracts such talented and creative artists to the city.

“The Botanical Gardens is a beautiful setting and with stalls, demonstrations and of course a huge range of art of all kinds, Art in the Gardens offers a great day out for the whole family, so please come along and enjoy the day safely.”

The following guidelines will be in place during the event:

  • Visitors will be asked to wash their hands often and avoid touching their face. Hand sanitizer will be made available.

  • Maintain a social distance from others (minimum 2 metres).

  • Face coverings must be worn when entering marquees, pavilions or engaging with any of the exhibitors.

  • A one-way system will be in place and organisers request visitors keep to two customers or one family bubble per stall at any one time. Please wait patiently to the side before approaching if there is already a group at the stall you wish to visit.

  • Please use available hand sanitizer before touching anything, especially artwork, sculpture, cellophane wrapped prints, cards etc.

  • Organisers request you do not attend Art in the Gardens if you or your family group are displaying any symptoms associated with COVID-19. If you have a recent onset of a new continuous cough or a high temperature (over 37.9°C) or any other associated symptoms, then please stay home and arrange to be tested. If you can no longer attend the event for this reason and require a refund, this can be arranged by contacting:

  • The event will be supporting the UK Government Track and Trace initiative by collecting contact details of attendees at the event when you book tickets.

  • Please be aware that if you arrive outside of your session you may not get access to the event if it is full due to the Covid-Safe Capacity regulations, so organisers advise that you please try and arrive well within your booked session.

  • Please turn up with your tickets ready to be scanned upon entry.

Tickets are priced at £5 for over 16s and free to under 16s though they must provide a ticket. All tickets, including FREE child tickets, must be booked in advance and are available via  Eventbrite: