Sheffield Park and Garden - National Trust

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden

E-mail

sheffieldpark@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Enquiries

01825 790231

Booking for powered mobility vehicles

01825 790302

Fax

01825 791264

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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.

Discounts

  • National Trust

Collection details

Social History

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Sheffield Park

Great British Walk: Sheffield Park Colourful Stories

  • 8 September 2014 10:30am-5:30pm

Follow mapped routes to discover more about our garden and parkland as part of the Great British Walk. Uncover colourful stories about Sheffield Park as you walk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Heritage Open Days 2014: Sheffield Park and Garden

  • 13 September 2014

One of the most prominent landmarks in the landscape garden is the Pulham Falls, which were commissioned by the 3rd Earl of Sheffield between 1882 and 1885. Installed by Pulham & Son, renowned Victorian landscape architects, the falls are still in good working order today. Normally only in full flow for short periods twice a week, they will be in full operation all day on the 13th.

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.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/sheffield-park-garden

Nightingale

Go Bird Watching

  • 21 November 2014 10:30am-4pm

There are many different types of birds across the garden and parkland from the tiny wren hidden in the bushes to the magnificent swans on our lakes. If you are lucky you might see a kingfisher, a green woodpecker or our resident tawny owl. This activity will take place daily from 21 November to 31 December.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of cricket

Bug Hunting - November

  • 25 — 30 November 2014

Hire a bug hunting pack from reception and explore the garden and parkland looking for little beasties. There are some great places to discover our mini beasts including the new bug habitat in the parkland.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of speckled bush cricket

Bug Hunting - December

  • 1 — 30 December 2014

Hire a bug hunting pack from reception and explore the garden and parkland looking for little beasties. There are some great places to discover our mini beasts including the new bug habitat in the parkland.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

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