Our Purpose

We are The Green Estate Community Interest Company, one of the largest social enterprises in South Yorkshire.

Our mission is to grow green and resilient urban places where people and nature can thrive.

We were originally set up in 2003 as a heritage and environmental regeneration project in the Manor area of Sheffield. The Green Estate team of staff, volunteers and our many partners (including Manor and Castle Development Trust, Sheffield City Council and the University of Sheffield) have turned 42 hectares of derelict land and heritage buildings into a unique, beautiful, and sustainable landscape for people and nature to enjoy today and for generations to come.

We are now a multiple award winning team and place and have become a beacon for place-based urban resilience with an social, economic and environmental impact on our local community and beyond.

Visit and Enjoy The Green Estate in Sheffield

When you visit today, you can enjoy the Green Flag Award winning Manor Fields Park with naturalistic designs and exemplar sustainable drainage systems.

You can experience our heritage visitor centre with the Scheduled Ancient Monument Sheffield Manor Lodge where Mary Queen of Scot was once imprisoned.

You can get married or host celebrations and corporate events in the beautiful Manor Oaks venue, enjoy the culinary delights of The Rhubarb Shed Cafe and visit our pre-loved bookshop. We also host heritage, resilience and landscaping education, training workshops, masterclasses and showcase events.

You can drop off green waste and we recycle it into peat free compost and specialist substrates soils which we sell locally and for big projects across the UK.

We also offer a range of support and a home for a collective of community enterprises who grow food and cut flowers, sew Tudor costumes, make furniture, jewellery, support young people to flourish and more.

Meadows and Resilience Landscaping Across the UK and Beyond

Through transforming our own place and working closely with Sheffield University and other landscaping industry partners, The Green Estate team have become nationally acclaimed experts in nature-based solutions and sustainable urban landscaping.

Working with the University of Sheffield and horticultural ecologists like Professor Nigel Dunnett and Professor James Hitchmough, we have developed a biodiverse and resilient urban Pictorial Meadow seed mixes and turf which are sold and displayed across the UK and into EU and beyond.

We have a talented team of landscape managers, architects and horticulturalists who provide consultancy advice and installation and maintenance services around resilience landscaping and planting schemes and Pictorial Meadows including Grey to Green in Sheffield and the Tower of London Moat Superbloom.

Our services and products are designed to bring joy and nourishment to people, pollinators and the planet!

The King’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development

We were one of the first 15 businesses to receive the prestigious Kings Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development approved personally by the King.

News Articles

Happy Volunteers’ Week! Arrow right

The Green Estate is run with huge support from our amazing group of volunteers who help look after the sites we manage. Many of our volunteering roles provide great opportunities for people to learn about outdoor maintenance and develop a range of practical skills. We love working with people from all walks of life, with […]

Construction on Manor Fields Park project now complete Arrow right

In recent months, you may have noticed quite a bit of activity in a fenced off area of the park. These works were to create a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS), designed to ease pressure on Sheffield’s watercourses and sewer network. The project is part of plans to build 148 new homes in the city […]

Lord Mayor of Bochum Visits The Green Estate Arrow right

On Sunday 5 May, The Green Estate welcomed the Lord Mayor Thomas Eiskirch and Jagoda Josch from Bochum – Sheffield’s Twin City in Germany. After enjoying lunch at The Rhubarb Shed Café with MBA students from the University of Sheffield, the group were then taken on a tour of The Green Estate and even met […]

Latest Events

All The Latest Events at Manor Lodge Arrow right

For family activities and events, celebrations, stories and learning

All The Latest Events at Manor Fields Park Arrow right

Find out what's taking place in our Green Flag park

Check out some of our exciting projects from gardens to Olympic parks


Visit Sheffield Manor Lodge, the Tudor Turret House and surrounding meadows


See the parks we manage and great work we are doing to improve our communities' green spaces


We have been providing wildflower seeds, turf and sustainable, naturalistic landscape planting for 20 years