Plan your Autumn visit to Sheffield Park and Garden
- 26 June 2023
This is a beautiful, and popular, time of year. Pre-booking is not currently required for visits to Sheffield Park and Garden.
Planning your day
Famous for its autumn colour, this is the season the garden was planted for. Arthur Soames, owner during the early 20th century, introduced many of the species which create this spectacle including Nyssa, Acer and Taxodiums. The reflections in the lakes add to the splendour and provide the perfect photograph. The autumn planting is recognised as being of international importance; so much so that the garden has received a Grade I listing.
If you are wondering when is best to visit for autumn colour please visit our FAQ's page.
Vivid autumn colour - sights to see at Sheffield Park and Garden this autumn
Top autumn sights at Sheffield Park and Garden throughout the season
There are 25 species of acers in the garden, and 240 specimens in total. The leaf colours range from lime green to bright red, and are particularly attractive in October as they develop autumn colour.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum (katsura) - A deciduous tree from eastern Asia similar to a Judas tree. There is a group of 10 in the garden near Nyssa Grove and Conifer Walk. In late summer to early autumn the foliage turns pale yellow to smoky dark pink with the aroma of burnt sugar or caramel in favourable conditions.
Eating and shopping at Sheffield Park and Garden
Here you will find the latest updates and musings from the garden team.
Take a winter wander around the garden with the enchanting Mouse and Mole as you join in their irrepressible excitement for the festive season and help them prepare for Christmas.
Sheffield Park is a two pawprint rated place. We love dogs at Sheffield Park, find out more about where and when you can walk on and off the lead and our dog-friendly facilities.
Browse in the shop and plant sales area, or stop by one of the indoor and takeaway eateries for a well-deserved rest, when you visit Sheffield Park and Garden.
Explore a horticultural work of art at Sheffield Park in East Sussex, formed through centuries of landscape design, famed for its autumn colour but beautiful in every season.