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Notice: During the autumn colour season (end Sept - mid Nov) we expect our car park to be busy. The car park can become full between 11.00am - 3.00pm so a mid-week visit or early arrival is recommended. On occasion we may need to close the car park once it is full and we apologise in advance if this is the case when you visit.

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 British Walk

Autumn is a great time to explore the garden and the wider estate with our self-guided walk highlighting the colourful stories of Sheffield Park.


Garden tours

Marvel at the waterfall at Sheffield Park and Garden

Every Tue & Thur 11am

Join one of our free guided garden tours, every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am to learn more about the plants, trees and history of this special place.

Autumn colour

Flaming reds, oranges and yellows make the trees glow in this colourful season that shows off our garden at its best. Follow the link below to find our top tips for visiting in autumn.

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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