Waterlily Festival at Sheffield Park
18 June – 17 July 2022

Sheffield Park's picturesque lakes burst into life in June and July. To celebrate this natural spectacle, our Waterlily Festival returns this summer from 18 June to 17 July 2022.

Join us to celebrate the serenity and elegance of the spectacular waterlilies on the lakes at Sheffield Park with a series of unmissable art events, activities and outdoor installations.

Wander the shores of the lakes, adorned by thousands of waterlily plants or get an even closer view on our ever-popular floating pontoon. There are seven different species, in different shades and colours, from buttery yellow to deep pink. 

The pontoon on Middle Lake surrounded by water lilies at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

Get closer to the Waterlilies during the Festival

Get up close to the bright blooms and buzzing dragonflies with our floating pontoon, installed specially for this natural event.

Community art, creativity and inspiration 

As part of the celebrations, a series of free art events and bookable workshops will be taking place in the Waterlily Festival 2022 at Sheffield Park & Garden.

As you admire the lakes, look out for giant flowers and dragonflies created by community-led artists, Same Sky and So Sussex who have enlisted the help of young local artists in their exhibits; displays and fun details will keep younger visitors entertained too. 

Sheffield Park waterlily

Waterlily Festival 2022 Workshops

Waterlilies have long inspired creativity and captured the imagination. As part of the celebrations, a series of workshops will be taking place throughout the Waterlily Festival 2022 at Sheffield Park & Garden from photography to painting and sketching. Book in advance as spaces are limited.

The festival spirit will be evident all around the property, so don't miss the chance to come along and celebrate these spectacular blooms this summer.

A summers day at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

Free bus from Uckfield on Tuesdays during the Waterlily Festival

Every Tuesday in term time a free bus service runs between Uckfield bus station and Sheffield Park and Garden departing at 9.45am and returning at 1.45pm. There's no charge, but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Fully wheelchair accessible. Normal admission applies.

Waders at the ready for waterlily maintenance

Keeping our waterlilies in top condition

Every year once the waterlilies finish blooming, the garden team and volunteers don their waders and head into the lake to do some vital maintenance work and reduce the edges of the clumps.

Sheffield Park pontoon

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