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Sheffield Park, East Sussex

This magnificent garden always comes to light at this time of year because of its stunning autumn colours. It is the huge expanses of water and the planting around the lakes that makes this landscape so remarkable because you get marvellous reflections, particularly from the maples and scarlet oaks at this time of year.

Sheffield Park and Garden

The planting today is largely due to Arthur Soames, who purchased the estate in 1909 and embarked on a major planting programme and built up a magnificent collection of exotic trees, conifers and shrubs suited to the acidic soils found here.

The National Trust acquired several hundred acres of the gardens when the estate was broken up in the mid 1950’s, although the house remains in private ownership. It has now become one of their flagship garden properties and attracts record numbers of visitors each year, particularly in the autumn.

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Sheffield Park and Garden

Contact Details

Sheffield Park and Garden, Sheffield Park, TN22 3QX.
T: 01825 790 231 E: sheffieldpark@nationaltrust.org.uk

Opening Days and Times

Open all year except Christmas Day. The garden, shop and restaurant close at 5.30 throughout the Summer, until October 31st and 4.00 throughout the Winter. For a full list of times see Sheffield Park and Garden. This also contains details on transport link as well as parking and disability access.

Prices start at £8.10 per adult, £4.05 for children and £20.25 for a family ticket.