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Notice: We are having a spectacular autumn colour season which means that we are busy, especially during fair weather days. We suggest arriving early to avoid any queues - our tearoom opens at 10am and the garden at 10.30am. We are also open early at the weekends from 9.30am* to enable earlier access to the garden. * This includes every weekend up to Sunday 2 November.

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.

Autumn at Sheffield Park and Garden

Autumn colour setting in on Middle lake © Nina Elliot-Newman

Autumn colour setting in on Middle lake

Witness a kaleidoscope of colours changing from yellows and oranges to reds and pinks, across the garden, around hidden corners, and boldly reflected in the lakes. The Acers, Nyssas, Liquidambars and Swamp cypress are the stars of the show but there are so many others to discover as you walk around

Autumn at Sheffield Park and Garden

Rich, vibrant colours all around the garden © Nina Elliot-Newman

Rich, vibrant colours all around the garden

Witness a kaleidoscope of colours changing from yellows and oranges to reds and pinks, across the garden, around hidden corners, and boldly reflected in the lakes. The Acers, Nyssas, Liquidambars and Swamp cypress are the stars of the show but there are so many others to discover as you walk around.

Autumn at Sheffield Park and Garden

A glimpse of Middle Lake through the brilliant red leaves of a Liquidambar © Nina Elliot-Newman

A glimpse of Middle Lake through the brilliant red leaves of a Liquidambar

Witness a kaleidoscope of colours changing from yellows and oranges to reds and pinks, across the garden, around hidden corners, and boldly reflected in the lakes. The Acers, Nyssas, Liquidambars and Swamp cypress are the stars of the show but there are so many others to discover as you walk around.

Autumn at Sheffield Park and Garden

Eye-catching autumn colours on Ten Foot Pond © Nina Elliot-Newman

Eye-catching autumn colours on Ten Foot Pond

Witness a kaleidoscope of colours changing from yellows and oranges to reds and pinks, across the garden, around hidden corners, and boldly reflected in the lakes. The Acers, Nyssas, Liquidambars and Swamp cypress are the stars of the show but there are so many others to discover as you walk around.

Autumn at Sheffield Park and Garden

The vivid orange needles of the Swamp cypress on Ten Foot Pond © Nina Elliot-Newman

The vivid orange needles of the Swamp cypress on Ten Foot Pond

Witness a kaleidoscope of colours changing from yellows and oranges to reds and pinks, across the garden, around hidden corners, and boldly reflected in the lakes. The Acers, Nyssas, Liquidambars and Swamp cypress are the stars of the show but there are so many others to discover as you walk around.

Autumn at Sheffield Park and Garden

Catch the mists across Middle Lake early at the weekend © Nina Elliot-Newman

Catch the mists across Middle Lake early at the weekend

Witness a kaleidoscope of colours changing from yellows and oranges to reds and pinks, across the garden, around hidden corners, and boldly reflected in the lakes. The Acers, Nyssas, Liquidambars and Swamp cypress are the stars of the show but there are so many others to discover as you walk around.

Autumn at Sheffield Park and Garden

Colourful reflections on Ten Foot Pond © Nina Elliot-Newman

Colourful reflections on Ten Foot Pond

Witness a kaleidoscope of colours changing from yellows and oranges to reds and pinks, across the garden, around hidden corners, and boldly reflected in the lakes. The Acers, Nyssas, Liquidambars and Swamp cypress are the stars of the show but there are so many others to discover as you walk around.

Autumn at Sheffield Park and Garden

Early morning mists rising over First Bridge © Nina Elliot-Newman

Early morning mists rising over First Bridge

Witness a kaleidoscope of colours changing from yellows and oranges to reds and pinks, across the garden, around hidden corners, and boldly reflected in the lakes. The Acers, Nyssas, Liquidambars and Swamp cypress are the stars of the show but there are so many others to discover as you walk around.

Hallowe'en hunt

Enjoy spooky Halloween fun with us this half-term

Explore the garden on our family Hallowe'en trail and see if you can find all our beautifully decorated pumpkins. Come dressed as your spooky best for a trick or treat.

What to see in the garden

Flat-stalked spindle tree © NT_NEN_Sheffield Park

Spindle tree

There are several of these trees in the garden and Euonymus planipes is the first to bloom. The little flower pods give rise to bright red fruit which open to reveal orange seeds.

What to see in the garden

Harlequin glorybower at Sheffield Park and Garden © Jim Topping

Harlequin glorybower

Look out for these eye-catching metallic blue berries this autumn. The berries are enclosed by deep pink calyces (flower sepals).

What to see in the garden

Acer leaves changing colour © NT_NEN_Sheffield Park

Acers

There are over 35 species of Acers in the garden with some of the leaves already beginning to show autumn colour.

What to see in the garden

Autumn crocus at Sheffield Park © NT_NEN_Sheffield Park

Autumn crocus

Although these look like crocuses they actually belong to the lily family and grow from corms.

What to see in the garden

Magnolia Grandiflora © Martin Farhill

Magnolia grandiflora

This large evergreen tree has glossy green oval leaves and large fragrant creamy-white cup shaped flowers.

50 Things to do this autumn

Catch a falling leaf at Sheffield Park and Garden

There are loads of activities to tick off this autumn. Why not try catching a falling leaf, 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.

Christmas at Sheffield Park

Join us over the festive season and choose from seasonal family trails, traditional Christmas lunches or children's edible decoration workshops.

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