The Wild Garden

Autumn colour

Golden larch is one of the stars of the autumn at Sheringham Park.  © Malcolm Fisher

Golden larch is one of the stars of the autumn at Sheringham Park.

The mix of native and specimen trees provides a variety of autumn colour in the wild garden. Smooth Japanese maple and golden larch provide an oriental contrast to our home grown beech and oak.

 

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.
 

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.

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.

 

 

 

Sheringham revealed

During September and October our rangers will be leading walks(some free) to reveal some of the hidden treasures of the wild garden. Subjects covered will include ferns & mosses, champion trees and tree health.

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.

International Garden Photographer of the Year

Will a Sheringham Park picture be amongst the winners?

We will be hosting an exhibition of the winners next summer. It would be great to see a picture of Sheringham Park feature. You have until 31st October to submit your entries.

For more information and to submit your entries.

 

 

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