Sheffield's popular Art in the Gardens event returns to Botanical Gardens in Covid-safe format

Art in the Gardens, the biggest outdoor art and crafts market in the North, returns to Sheffield Botanical Gardens on September 5 and 6.

Friday, 28th August 2020, 4:45 pm

In order to cope with the need for social distancing, visitors this year have to book for sessions in advance. They run from 10.30am to 2pm and 2pm to 5.30pm each day.

Paintings, sculptures, crafts, demonstrations and entertainment are set to fill the Botanical Gardens.

Highlights include premier artists in the pavilions and marquees, sculpture on the lawns, the Open Art Exhibition, a Home and Gardens area and a host of professional artists and craft makers.

Art in the Gardens at Sheffield Botanical Gardens last year

The invitation is 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”.

Organisers are taking measures to ensure the event is Covid-safe for visitors, following Government guidance.

There will be a slightly reduced number of exhibitors due to spacing in some of the large marquees and a one-way system will be in place.

Two customers or one family bubble are allowed at a stall at any one time and visitors are asked to use hand sanitiser before touching goods for sale or works on display.

Coun Mary Lea, city council cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said: “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."

Book tickets via eventbrite.com. Tickets are £5 and under-16s get in free but still need a ticket.