An Autumn garden

landscape garden
Sheffield Park is an eighteenth century landscape garden in East Sussex owned by the National Trust.
landscape garden
Sheffield (meaning sheep clearing) Park is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The garden was landscaped first by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and then Humphrey Repton.
landscape garden
In the nineteenth century planting for an arboretum was begun. Arthur Soames purchased the estate in 1910 and continued the massive planting programme, much of which still exists today, and is particularly regarded for its Autumn colour.
Sheffield Park landscape garden
We were a little early for the best leaves but there was still plenty of colour. If you live anywhere within striking distance of this beautiful garden, I recommend a visit. Just don’t forget your camera!

More Autumn colour tomorrow.

25 thoughts on “An Autumn garden

  1. Oh my word! Those colours are amazing. So vivid. So autumn. Love the contrast with the moody sky. Brilliant work. Kudos to the people who look after the place. They must go to some lengths to create something so beautiful.

  2. A bit early for the best leaves? I rather like the variation in color in your shots. It really is a beautiful place.

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