The Garden Landscape Guide

Sheringham Park

An early nineteenth century house and park. It is the most complete project by Repton and his son,. They designed both the house and the park, with a transition from garden to park to wild landscape. The house has a sheltered position and the park has views of the North Sea. Later, a collection of rhododendrons and azaleas was planted in the grounds. Though not a particular large of dramatic project it has a gentle air of completeness and charm. Repton wrote in his Red Book that "I hope I may be here allowed to indulge my favourite propensity for humanising as well as animating beautiful scenery". His hope was fulfilled. [in a 1781 book on the History and Antiquities of the County of Norfolk, Repton had mentioned the 'awful but pleasing prospect which the unbounded ocean affords' at Sherringham. His later plantations framed the view].

Wood Farm, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, England, NR26 8TL

All year. Daily. Open dawn to dusk.

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  • about 6 years by Anonymous 5 / 5

    Lovely park at any time of the year, beautiful in the snow and stunning when Rhododendrons are blooming.

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