Our Purpose

We are The Green Estate Community Interest Company. Our mission is to grow engaging, adaptive and resilient urban places in Sheffield, the UK and beyond.

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 partners have turned 42 hectares of derelict land and heritage buildings into a unique, beautiful, and sustainable landscape where people and nature can thrive together.

Visit The Green Estate

When you visit today, you can enjoy the Green Flag Award winning Manor Fields Park and the Scheduled Ancient Monument Sheffield Manor Lodge where Mary Queen of Scot was once imprisoned. You can also get married or host celebrations and corporate events in the beautiful Manor Oaks venue, and enjoy the culinary delights of The Rhubarb Shed Cafe. You can drop off green waste and we recycle it into peat free compost and specialist substrates soils. 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 EU

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 sustainable urban landscaping. Our projects have incorporated sustainable drainage systems, rain gardens, and green roofs. We have developed biodiverse and resilient urban Pictorial Meadow seed mixes and turf which are sold and displayed across the UK and into EU. 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 in the first cohort of businesses to receive the prestigious Kings Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development approved personally by the King.

Looking Forward

Against the odds, we have grown from a seed of an idea to one of the largest social enterprises in South Yorkshire and we remain ambitious in our drive to grow our positive impact on our local communities and beyond through education, enterprise, and environmental activities.

As a committed member of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, and the Sheffield Parks and Green Open Spaces Forum we continue to seek to collaborate with like-minded partners to grow engaging, adaptive and resilient urban places.

News Articles

The Green Estate CIC joins major £5m Yorkshire and Humberside project to boost local opportunity Arrow right

The Green Estate Community Interest Company is one of three place-based organisations in a new major £5m programme aimed at giving more power to low-income, marginalised and isolated communities across the region. The programme will be delivered by a consortium working together as the Yorkshire and Humber Policy Innovation Partnership (Y-PIP), comprising: ● Yorkshire universities […]

Update on works at Manor Fields Park (17 Jan 2024) Arrow right

It’s the start of a new year and we are delighted to see activity back onsite at Manor Fields Park to install the Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme (SuDS). With the weather going through a drier spell, we have been able to restart work, and you may have seen the reintroduction of the welfare unit and […]

Help our volunteers restore the Sheffield Manor Lodge apothecary garden! Arrow right

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been shortlisted to receive funding via the Tesco Stronger Starts scheme! What is the scheme? The Stronger Starts scheme offers community projects like us the chance to receive grant awards of up to £1,500. How can I help? Only the community projects with the most votes will receive funding. […]

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