Rhododendrons and Azaleas everywhere...

  • May 10, 2014 · 10:15 AM
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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:

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

The admission cost is £9.00 + £1 Meetup fee but for National Trust and RHS members there is no entry charge.

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  • Emma D.

    Good fun, stayed dry & even saw the sunshine. Great to meet you all, thanks to Mandy for organising :-)

    May 10, 2014

  • Peter

    A great day out - the gardens were beautiful and the Bluebell Line a bonus. Nice relaxed company and bacon butty - what more could you ask for........except the sheep........

    May 10, 2014

  • Mandy

    Really great day out and so much to see. Gardens were picture perfect and we were so lucky that the rain stopped and we had wonderful sunshine. The Bluebell Railway was excellent and such a good atmosphere with all the war characters milling around. The sheep were very obliging too......

    May 10, 2014

  • Pam P.

    We had a lovely day and the weather was very kind to us. The gardens were stunning, and seeing the Bluebell Railway was a bonus. A great day with good company. Thanks to Mandy for organising.

    May 10, 2014

  • Mandy

    Forecast looks OK from 11 with light rain until then so I will still be going - hope to see the rest of the attendees at 10:15 today.

    May 10, 2014

    • Pam P.

      Count me in Mandy. See you at Peter's.

      May 10, 2014

  • David C.

    I have decided not to go as the weather is looking iffy and things have turned up at home that I need to deal with. I hope to see you all on another meetup soon.

    May 10, 2014

  • Keith B.

    The weather forecast is not looking great and it's a long way to go, so sorry to say I have decided not to go. I hope you all have a good time and that it's not too wet.

    May 10, 2014

  • Emma D.

    Just a thought, but wondered if anyone had considered or thought about car sharing for this one ? It's about 74 miles for me, I'm based near M3/M4.....

    May 6, 2014

    • Pam S.

      Hi Emma I'm in Yateley if you would like to come with me

      May 6, 2014

    • Emma D.

      Thx for your response Pam, perhaps we'll meet at the next one.

      May 9, 2014

  • Pam S.

    Sorry have to work tomorrow so I won't be able able to make it :( I hope the weather is kind to you

    May 9, 2014

  • Sandra C.

    Unfortunately no longer able to make this. Pity as I was really looking forward to it and seeing you all again

    April 21, 2014

  • Michelle c.

    apologies cannot make this now look forward to meeting you all soon Michelle

    April 16, 2014

  • Michelle c.

    Yes fab would love to go Michelle

    August 14, 2013

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