Making the most of Sheffield Park Garden
To make the most of Sheffield Park Garden right on Uckfield’s doorstep you really need to be a member of the National Trust.
Because then you can visit as often as you like, for as long as you like, at different times of year, and particularly when seasons are changing, writes Cathy Watson.
It’s fasinating to go along in February when some of the vegetation, glorious during the summer months, has broken, folded stems and withering leaves, but buds are forming on rhododendrons and carpets of snowdrops are emerging.
My favourite time of the year at Sheffield Park Garden is in August when water lilies spread across the lakes and greenery is at its height.
I remember that on one visit years ago we spent all our time taking pictures comparing the size of hands next to gigantic leaves.
Of course Sheffield Park Garden is famous for its autumn colours but choose your time to visit carefully then because it gets packed.
Yesterday it felt as if spring had arrived – amazing when it was so cold last weekend – and so a trip to Sheffield Park was essential. Here are some of the pictures taken then.
There’s an interesting history of Sheffield Park on the Historic England website.
Read more about CJ Thorne and some of its unusual engineering projects on the Uckfield News website.
A Great British Dog Walk is coming up at Sheffield Park. Read more here.