May 10, 2014 · 10:15 AM
This location is shown only to members
Four lakes form the heart of the garden with meandering paths circulating in and out of the glades and wooded areas that surround them. There are over 87 champion trees planted throughout, some of which help to provide the vibrant colour show that Sheffield Park and Garden has become famous for in the autumn season. The national collection of Ghent Azaleas combined with a selection of rhododendron hybrids supply a blaze of colour over the late spring and early summer months.
At the bottom of the parkland runs the flood meadow and river Ouse that form the wildlife haven. Exciting plans are a-foot to restore the river and flood meadow to their original condition, which will involve rebuilding the meanders in the river that once cut across the meadow. Already a mass of wildlife activity in the spring and summer with dragonflies, butterflies and birds buzzing around, the restoration of the meanders is expected to attract even more species to the area – a bonus for wildlife enthusiasts.
We can stop off at the restaurant for lunch or refreshments.
Take a look at the website for further details:
The admission cost is £9.00 + £1 Meetup fee but for National Trust and RHS members there is no entry charge.