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Notice: We have been listening to our visitor feedback and are currently undergoing a project to improve our garden paths. This means that over the next week there may be small sections of path closed during your visit. Thank you for your patience while we complete this important work.

Acres of landscape garden bordered by historic parkland and woodland

The garden is a horticultural work of art formed through centuries of landscape design, with influences of 'Capability' Brown and Humphry Repton. Four lakes form the heart of the garden, with paths circulating through the glades and wooded areas surrounding them. Each owner has left their impression, which can still be seen today in the layout of the lakes, the construction of Pulham Falls, the planting of Palm Walk and the many different tree and shrub species from around the world.

Our historic parkland forms a larger footprint for the Sheffield Park estate. Dating back several centuries, it has had many uses including a deer park and WWII camp, and is now grazed with livestock and home to our natural woodland play trail in Ringwood Toll. The River Ouse runs across the bottom of the parkland and the original meanders are still visible winding across the meadow. This area has been transformed into a wildlife haven and is home to a diverse range of species including kingfishers, birds of prey, butterflies, and dragonflies.

Come and discover our signs of spring

Camelias in early spring at Sheffield Park and Garden

Camelias in early spring at Sheffield Park and Garden

Emerging from the dark winter days comes the onset of spring with its bright colours and bold displays. Red, white and pink Camellias steal the show from the beginning of March with splashes of yellow provided by daffodils. Hot on their heels are the early Rhododendrons and azaleas when the garden really starts to liven up.

Cadbury Easter egg trail

2015 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail logo

Sat 28 Mar - Sun 12 Apr, daily

Become a plant hunter for the day and discover the clues around the garden to claim your Cadbury Egghead prize. Trail runs throughout the holidays this year.

£3.50 per child

What to see in the garden

Blankets of snowdrops at Sheffield Park and Garden © Nina Elliot-Newman


Heralding the last days of winter and the start of spring, our snowdrops are a welcome sight throughout the garden.

What to see in the garden

Camelias in early spring at Sheffield Park and Garden © Nina Elliot-Newman


The first Camellias are starting to flower towards the back of the garden on the further side of the top two lakes. 

What to see in the garden

The peeling bark of the paper bark maple tree © NT_Sheffield Park and Garden

Paperbark maple

Winter is a great time to see the unusual bark on some of our trees. This maple has a distinctive chestnut-brown peeling bark.

What to see in the garden

The unusual ringed bark of the Korean birch tree © NT_Sheffield Park and Garden

Korean birch

This striking birch tree has a clearly patterned bark, which shines white from the opposite side of Middle Lake.

50 Things to do this winter

Discover nature in the garden

There are loads of activities to tick off this winter. Why not try running around in the rain or creating some wild art? Our map shows where to tick off some of the best self-led activities and our top ten favorites will inspire you to complete your list.

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