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Notice: Please be aware due to a burst water main there are temporary traffic lights on the A275 between The Bluebell railway & Sheffield Park.

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.

Blow away the cobwebs

Morning sunlight breaking through the bare trees

Morning sunlight breaking through the bare trees

See the garden exposed and uncovered as it shows its structure and form through bare branches dusted with frost, accented against the low winter sun. It is a pleasure to walk around on a cold day, spotting features that can be concealed by foliage in the summer.


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. Our trail will be running throughout the holidays this year.

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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