The Wild Garden

Spring flowering update

Azaleodendron with a deciduous azalea in the foreground. © Malcolm Fisher

Azaleodendron with a deciduous azalea in the foreground.

 Old port, loderi, cinnabarinum and thomsonii all names of rhododendron currently in flower amongst many others. The red of the arboreum is the most visible of the rhododendron species. Other highlights include Doncaster surely one of the most photographed specimens in the park, lots of colour around the ling hut where the azaleodendron is prominent. The deciduous azaleas hits the senses both along the drive and down a valley with their sight and smell.
On our tree trail the handkerchief and snowdrop trees are both in flower.


The display is constantly changing, our Facebook page and twitter feed has regular updates.

22nd May 2015

 

Wild Flowers

Patches of bluebells can be seen in many places around the estate. © Malcolm Fisher

Patches of bluebells can be seen in many places around the estate.

 Patches of bluebells can be seen in several places on the estate, mixed in with greater stitchwort on Weybourne Heath and combining with gorse in the parkland.
Bulbous and meadow buttercups are providing a sea of yellow in the parkland, also look out for the delicate blue flowers of speedwell. The vibrant blue flowers of the green alkanet alongside the flowering bird cherry and horse chestnut trees add another element to the wild garden alongside the rhododendron display.

22nd May 2015

 

Rhododendrons

Rhododenddrons on main drive at Sheringham Park © Rosemary Bird

Rhododenddrons on main drive at Sheringham Park

 

We have over 80 species of Rhododendron and Azalea in the wild garden providing colour through much of the year with peak flowering occurring from mid May into early June.
Two viewing platforms provide ideal vantage points from which to look down on a carpet of colour and over the surrounding countryside.

Specimen trees

The Smooth Japanese Maple is one of many specimen trees at Sheringham Park © Malcolm Fisher

The Smooth Japanese Maple is one of many specimen trees at Sheringham Park

The park has a great variety of specimen trees from all over the world.

This Smooth Japanese Maple is a fine example giving a different look throughout the year. It is particularly eye catching during the autumn.

You can purchase a guide for £1.50 providing details of 21 species that can be found in the park.
 

Autumn colour

One of our ancient beeches showing its autumn colours. © Justin Minns

One of our ancient beeches showing its autumn colours.

 

 

The mix of native and specimen trees provides a variety of autumn colour in the wild garden. The ancient beech and oaks are amongst the last to show their colours.

 

Ancient and remarkable trees

 

 

We have some special trees in the park, some ancient, some just big including a national champion and even one that walks. Our national ancient tree advisor Brian Muelaner led a walk here recently; see what he thinks about some of our ancient and remarkable trees.
 

Take a look of our trees through Brian’s eyes.

 

 

 

Rhododendron & Wild Garden Walk

Rhododendrons in flower on main drive at Sheringham Park

Every Tuesday from May 5th to June 9th our head gardener Graham will lead a tour of the wild garden to see the colour provided by the flowering rhododendrons and azaleas alongside specimen trees from right across the world.

Further information. There is no need to book. 

Bower

A great place for families to relax. Adults observe while children see what lives in the pond or use their imagination in our environmental art area. Find out what you can smell, feel and hear in the sensory garden.

Join in

A group of volunteers go out every Friday to work in the wild garden. They are currently working on cutting back rhododendron so we do not lose one of our visitor routes around the rhododendron collection.

Like to help out? Download a registration form.

 

 

 

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