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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.

Great for summer walks

From short walks around the lakes in our garden, to longer expeditions across our parkland and wildlife haven, Sheffield Park is the perfect place to explore the Sussex countryside this summer.


Summer of sunflowers

Throughout August

Take this one-off opportunity to see sunflower beds in the garden. The sunflower theme continues in the shop and tearoom and with a children's trail throughout the summer.

50 Things summer challenge

50 Things: Pond dipping

Take part in our 50 Things summer challenge every day of the school holidays.  There are self-led activities and fun bookable workshops with everything from raft building to snail racing.

Dog walking at Sheffield Park

Taking the dog for a stroll at Sheffield Park Garden

We welcome dogs on leads in the parkland and off-lead in East Park. Dogs on short leads are also welcome in the garden after 2.30pm.  See our facilities & access page for our dog-friendly facilities.

Come and play at ours

Fun and adventure waits for you at our woodland play trail in Ringwood Toll, just a short stroll across the parkland. Let your young explorers go wild in this natural play area.

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