Humphry Repton bi-centenary celebrations at Sheringham Park

The temple at Sheringham Park

Humphry Repton described Sheringham Park as his most favourite work. Visitors today are still able to enjoy his vision, which he delivered to the owners of Sheringham Park in 1812 in one his famous red leather books.

Successive generations of the Upcher family who owned the estate from 1811-1985 used his design to shape the management of the estate. Building the temple in 1975 was the last major Repton inspired installation.

Since purchasing the estate in 1986, the National Trust have continued to use his red book as the management plan for the estate, which is now widely regarded as the best example of Repton’s work in the country.

A watercolour by Humphry Repton from the Sheringham Red Book illustrating his design
Image from the Sheringham Red Book
A watercolour by Humphry Repton from the Sheringham Red Book illustrating his design

It is therefore only fitting that Sheringham Park takes the lead in the National Trust’s celebrations of the bi-centenary of his life, 200 years on from his death, with a series of events throughout the year.

Celebrating Repton in 2018

Repton Guided Walks

Regular walks throughout the year

Join us on a guided walk as we point out and discuss some of the history of the park focusing on the Repton features of the landscape.
Free drop in event

Repton Lecture & Walk

Friday 27 April, midday – 2.30pm

National Trust’s garden history specialist Richard Wheeler comes to the home of Humphry Repton’s most favourite work. Richard explores the life of Humphry Repton with a talk lasting about an hour and after a small break for lunch (not included) will lead a guided walk highlighting the Repton features of his design for Sheringham Park.
£12.50, booking essential.


History Weekend

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July

Travel back in time and see the history of the estate come to life. Walk through woods and parkland to see people re-create the history of Sheringham Park from the time of Humphry Repton to the 1950s.
Free event


International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition

September 1 – October 28 (dawn to dusk)

The world's premier photographic exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography returns to Sheringham Park. Showcasing brand new images from all over the world, including a selection of pictures from Humphry Repton sites, this prestigious exhibition can be viewed in the tranquil surroundings of the Bower Garden.
Free event

Warley Woods the winning image from the Repton photographic category
Winning image from the Repton Category
Warley Woods the winning image from the Repton photographic category

Repton Revealed: Illuminating his vision

 

Nightly  2-4 & 8-11 November

The highlight event in our 2018 programme, celebrating the life and work of Humphry Repton - join us for a light show that will illuminate Repton’s vision for Sheringham Park. The installation will enable you to experience the Park in a new light, before culminating in a view befitting of his most favourite work.

Find out more about this unique event