The landscape at Sheffield General Cemetery was originally designed as a garden cemetery by Robert Marnock. Almost two centuries later we are able to enjoy the results of the Victorian planning which they imagined but never saw.
Today it is a listed landscape and nature reserve. Some original planting exists and the cemetery has some unusual hollies, fine oriental planes, open grassy areas and wildflowers. Its woodland habitat and location next to the River Porter makes it a valuable habitat for wildlife. The landscape is maintained by our Sheffield General Cemetery Trust Landscape Conservation Supervisor and a dedicated team of landscape volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering as part of our Landscape Team, please email Tracey at [email protected].