Walk Wood is part of the historic estate at Sheffield Park and we have been restoring it in a 15 year project. This summer the woods are open daily until the end of September. To celebrate, local artist Keith Pettit has created a collection of sculptures that form a new trail through the woodland.
Our gardens are all at their colourful best during the summer months with vibrant colours, relaxing spaces and breath-taking views. From the summer borders at Nymans, Bateman's and Standen to Capability Brown landscapes at Sheffield Park and Petworth; come and find a summer garden near you.
A butterfly dancing from blossom to flower is always a cheerful sight, these bright, colourful emblems of warmth and sunshine are perhaps our best-loved insects. Enjoy a stroll in the sunshine at some of our best Sussex butterfly spots.
Rolling down a really big hill with the smell of the grass and the sun of your face, on the edge of out-of-control. Such simple pleasures are among the activities you can get stuck into at our places in Sussex this summer, along with a Playing with Perspectives trail at Sheffield Park and Garden and Jungle Book trail at Bateman's. Keep the whole family on the sunny side this summer in Sussex.
Make the most of summer with a walk in the Sussex countryside. Take your pick from these downloadable walking trails which will lead you to the very best landscapes for butterflies and wildflowers, lanes and hilltops in the South Downs, open parkland and coastal paths.
Discover the daily tasks that are involved in maintaing the most important art collection in the care of the National Trust over the winter through the eyes of a conservation assistant and how it differs from those of a housemaid from the 1800s how worked at Petworth.
Find out about Andy and the team at Sheffield Park and Garden's 15 year labour of love to restore ancient woodland allowing access for the public for the first time since the 18th Century. Open now for the bluebell season, until 7 May.
From the high culture of the art collection at Petworth, to an Arts and Crafts cosy home at Standen, you'll be amazed at the variety of houses and unusual buildings we look after in Sussex. There's even a castle for your budding knights in armour.
Members of our National Trust supporter groups in Sussex help fund raise for places like Nymans and Sheffield Park - they also get together for days out and talks and tours or volunteer at their local place.