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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.

Can you complete your 50 Things list this autumn?

Catch a falling leaf at Sheffield Park and Garden

Catch a falling leaf at Sheffield Park and Garden

There are loads of activities to tick off your 50 things to see and do before you're 11¾ list this autumn. Why not try catching a falling leaf, running around in the rain or cooking on a campfire? Download our map showing where to tick off some of the best self-led activities. We have compiled our top ten favorites but there are over 30 to complete within our estate so there's nothing to hold you back from reaching your final goal.

Great British Walk: colourful stories

Our mapped trail will take you through the garden and around the estate

Between September 8 and October 24, explore the garden and parkland on our 4-mile self guided walk, and discover some of the colourful stories and colourful characters linked to Sheffield Park.

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What to see in the garden

Waterlilies in bloom © Mike Perry


The lakes look very colourful with our different water lily species in full bloom. Colours range from white and pink to crimson and lemon yellow.

What to see in the garden

Vibrant Katsura Tree © NT_Chris Roe

Katsura tree

These are one of the first trees in the garden to start changing colour, turning from pale yellow to smoky dark pink. They also emit a lovely burnt sugar or caramel aroma.

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

Chilean Holly in full bloom © NT_Chris Roe

Chilean holly

This evergreen shrub, with holly-like leaves, has bright trumpet shaped flowers tipped with yellow.

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.

What to see in the garden

Fragrant white flowers of the Clethra © NT_Chris Roe


We have several species of this deciduous tree in the garden including fargesii, barbinervis, and alnifolia, which all produce lovely fragrant white flowers.

What to see in the garden

Acer leaves changing colour © NT_NEN_Sheffield Park


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

Autumn events at Sheffield Park

From early openings for photographers to a 1950's swing evening, there are lots of ways to enjoy Sheffield Park this autumn.