Sheffield Park and Garden - National Trust

Visitors by the lake at Sheffield Park, East Sussex.
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This magnificent, informal landscape garden was laid out in the 18th century by ‘Capability’ Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20th century by its owner, Arthur G. Soames. The original four lakes form the centrepiece. There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring, and the rhododendrons, azaleas and stream garden are spectacular in early summer. Autumn brings stunning colours from the many rare trees and shrubs and winter walks can be enjoyed in this garden for all seasons

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

£5.50, child £2.75, family £13.75. Groups £4.70, child £2.35. Joint ticket with Bluebell Railway available. Individual RHS members free.


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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Sheffield Park and Garden

  • 12 September 2015

Follow our self-guided walk and explore the garden and wider estate to learn more about the history of this fascinating landscape and the stories of the people who have lived and visited here.

The historic garden has been created over three centuries and shows influences of 'Capability' Brown and Repton in its design. Lakes and bridges form the centre of the garden, with paths leading off to hidden areas and a unique collection of trees and shrubs.

Out on the parkland our WWII pillbox, usually closed to visitors, will be open all day. You will be able to see inside this well-preserved feature, which dates back to the period during WWII when a Canadian Armoured Division was stationed at Sheffield Park. Traces of their time inside the pillbox can be seen in the graffiti carved or written on the walls.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Sheffield Park and Garden - National Trust
Sheffield Park
East Sussex
TN22 3QX

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01825 790231

Booking for powered mobility vehicles

01825 790302


01825 791264

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