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SHEFFIELD PARK AND GARDEN

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Sheffield Park
Nr. Uckfield
TN22 3QX

Between East Grinstead & Lewes on A275.

100 acres

Tel
01825 790231

Visit website

Opening Hours

Daily (except 24 & 25 Dec), 10am–5pm (4pm, Nov–Feb).

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Champion trees
  • Pond or lake

About the garden

Owned by
National Trust

Designed By
Capability Brown

Garden and lakes: views open up from every winding path in this cleverly designed landscape, a true horticultural work of art. In spring, the paths are lined with colourful clouds of azaleas and rhododendrons, and varied trees play host to birds returning from their winter migration. In summer, the lakes are covered with waterlilies, with cooling waterfalls creating a sense of tranquil relaxation. 

As the late summer warmth gives way to the colder air of autumn, nature responds with its annual spectacle of colour, guaranteed to stop you in your tracks. Reflections in the still lakes are so faultless that it’s hard to tell which way is up and which way is down, the illusion only broken by the breath of an autumn breeze.

When the last leaf has fallen and winter arrives, the garden takes on a stillness and sculptural beauty. Pause for a moment on a bridge above the waterfall or cascade and let the sound of rushing water and the view across the misty lakes create a scene of perfect calm.

Please note: Dogs are welcome on a leash.

Parkland: venture out across the historic parkland and visitors will be rewarded with scenery that has hardly changed for 100 years. Copses of trees provide excitement for young explorers looking for adventure, while the River Ouse, which forms the boundary of the parkland, provides a peaceful location for spotting the resident winter birds.   

Enjoy delicious home-made refreshments and food in the Coach House and don’t forget to pop into the second-hand bookshop. The two gift shops are full of ideas for gifts and treats for visitors, their family and friends.

Plants of special interest

  • Bluebells
  • Camellias
  • Conifers
  • Daffodils
  • Maple
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Waterlilies

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.