The Garden Landscape Guide

Sheffield Park Garden

A romantic house (not open) with a park. The park was designed by Lancelot Brown (c1775) but has developed into a major twentieth century woodland garden and arboretum. It has a collection of exotic trees and shrubs, established by the Third Earl of Sheffield, from 1876-1909, and by Arthur Soames, who owned the estate from 1910-53. The Earl created the balustraded bridge (1882), the cascade and the Middle Lake. He also started the arboretum. Soames was responsible for most of the shrub planting. He loved rhodendrons. The Sheffield Park Garden is famous for its display of spring flowers and is at its best in the autumn.

nr Uckfield, East Sussex, England, TN22 3QX

All year. See Sheffield Park website for days. Open 10.30am to 5:30pm (4pm November to February).

Adult £7.00

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  • over 5 years by Katrina Underwood 4 / 5

    Visted this woodland garden to see a lovely show of autumn colour. The shores around the lake are planted with an interesting array of trees and shrubs,which contribute to a stunning visual spectacle.
  • over 5 years by Adam Hodge 5 / 5

    What a sublime setting to have such a stunning show of Autumn colour. It was looking gorgeous in the strong sun, the colours glowing beautifully.

    It seems the NT are investing generously; the number of new trees being planted is a good sign.

    I would imagine this place is also a veritsble picture in the sproing when the Arhodos Azaleas and MAgnolias are in full show.
  • over 6 years by Charlotte 5 / 5

    September/October are some of the best months of the year to visit this wonderful garden if you want to enjoy the autumn colours.
    Special opening hours are posted on the Sheffield Park website, so do check them, but throughout October, when the acers are spectacular, the garden is open seven days a week.
    A MUST SEE for autumn leaf colours!
  • almost 7 years by Pete 5 / 5

    Wow, I mean wow. You can visit Sheffield at virtually any time of year and there is something different to see.

    exotic trees and shrubs, ballustrades, cascades, lakes an arboretum and a mass of colour.

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Sheffield Park Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
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Sheffield Park Garden, Autumn Photograph © Charlotte Weychan
Sheffield Park Garden Photograph © Charlotte Weychan
Sheffield Park Garden, East Sussex Photograph © Charlotte Weychan
Sheffield Park Garden, Autumn Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Sheffield Park, October Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Sheffield Park Garden, Autumn 2010 Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Euonymus hamiltonianus sieboldianus Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Sheffield Park Garden, East Sussex Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge