The Wild Garden at Sheringham Park

Rhododendrons in flower along the main drive in May.

Our wild garden boasts a variety of colours and species throughout the year- visit and see what's in season.


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.

Specimen trees

Our 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.

Autumn colour

The mix of native and specimen trees provides a variety of autumn colour in the wild garden. The ancient beech and oaks are amongst the last to show their colours.

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

Tree Day Guided Walks

Do trees suffer from stress, what does a tree with bad posture look like and what makes them ill. We will also take you to see many of our champion trees and one that is walking across the landscape.
For more details view our events page- below.


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.

Join in

A group of volunteers go out every Friday to work in the wild garden. They are currently working on cutting back rhododendron so we do not lose one of our visitor routes around the rhododendron collection.
Like to help out?
Download a volunteer registration form (PDF / 0.3MB) download