Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

A wooden bench is set near an Acer palmatum by the Upper Womans Way Pond at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

The influence of Capability Brown and Humphry Repton can be seen in these elegant, natural gardens. The paths through the landscape meander around the lakes creating scenic walks and mirror reflections of the surrounding trees.

In autumn, the lakes reflect vivid colours of the Japanese maples, swamp cypresses and birches.

Surrounding the gardens are 250 acres of parkland with way-marked routes and plenty of wildlife such as butterflies, buzzards and skylarks. It's a beautiful place to see autumn colours sweeping through the landscape.