Located in Sheffield, England, The Peace Gardens is an award winning public square set against the charming backdrop of spectacular mountains, the Victorian Town Hall, lawns and water features. An ideal oasis for both local and foreign visitors to relax in, the garden was built as part of Sheffield City Council’s project called ‘Heart of the City’. Overlooking the city’s gothic town hall, the garden is bounded by several cascades.
Having been referred to as the St.Paul’s Gardens when it was first established, the garden occupies an area of 0.67 hectares. . The Goodwin Fountain with over 80 jets of water is a special feature of this attraction. A favourite among many during the summer months, this fountain is dedicated to Sir Stuart Goodwin, the founder of a special tool-making firm and a Sheffield-steel.
City dwellers find this green haven to be their retreat for a leisurely stroll. Opened in 1998, it is surrounded by various places, including cafes and bars, giving it groundings for success. Designed by architect Morrison and Allies, the space of the garden was extended into Millennium Square in 2005.
Its lawns, fountains, planting and seating are all set bit below street level so as to provide containment that adds to the allure of the space. This difference between the levels also allows both acoustic and visual separation from the enclosing roads.
The features of the garden well reflect Sheffield’s cultural heritage of craft and industry. These creations in the garden from metal, ceramic and stone as well as street furniture, offer the general public the convenience to contemplate amidst serenity.
Comprising new high quality architecture and new urban spaces, the garden has inspired a transformational change in the city’s development. Having won a Green Flag Award, the City Centre Management Team excellently manages and maintains the exceptional charm and success of The Peace Gardens.
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