Sheffield Park Garden

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Address and contact details
Name of Garden:Sheffield Park Garden
Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QX
Tel: 01825 790231
Fax: 01825 791264
Email: sheffieldpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web site: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffieldpark
Latitude: 50° 59' 54" N / 50.9992371
Longitude: 0° 00' 40" E / 0.0103167
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Background to the collection
Year founded: 
Ownership:The National Trust
Garden code: 
Personnel
Please include actual titles in brackets after the name i.e. Owner, Director/Manager, Curator/Head gardener. If you have other administrative staff, i.e. taxonomists, education officers etc. please add extra rows.
Property Manager: Sue Medway
Head Gardener: Andrew Jesson
Contact person: Andrew Jesson
 
 
 
 
Total Staff:20
Total Horticultural Staff:6
Policies
Accessions:Written Garden's Conservation Plan 2004, Head Gardener Andrew Jesson - details of historic planting, current and future policy.
Collections:As for The National Trust.
Physical environment
Altitude:80-100 m
Soil type:Clay, acid
Aspect:Varies
Total area:40 ha
Area heated: 
Other sites of collection: 
Weather recordsAre records kept ? (Y/N)
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Plant collection
Number of families: 
Number of genera: 
Number of species: 
Number of taxa: 
Number of accessions: 
Number of plants: 
Notable plants within the collection: 
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Subarctic America
Special families within the collections:
Pinaceae, Cupressaceae, Taxodiaceae, Aceraceae, Rosaceae, Fagaceae, Cornaceae, Theaceae, Magnoliaceae, Nyssaceae, Ericaceae, Betulaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Abies, Pinus, Chamaecyparis, Sequoiadendron, Taxodium, Acer, Amelanchier, Betula, Castanea, Cornus, Magnolia, Nyssa, Photinia, Sorbus, Camellia, Rhododendron, Vaccinium, Quercus
Special collections:
Rhododendron 'Ghent Azalea', NCCPG – 50 Accessions, 150 Plants.
Target 8 Species:
TARGET 8 PROJECT TAXON LIST       UK Red Data List 2005 SAP lead partner WELSH Red Data List 2008 IRISH Red Data List 1987 IRISH Red Data List 2005 TARGET 8 PROJECT datasheet Garden(s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • The first column is for the botanical (and common name where appropriate)
  • The next 3 columns indicates the distribution of species (B – British, W – Welsh, I – Irish).
  • Columns 5&6 shows their status on the UK red data book list (IUCN categories) along with a link to the Species Action Plan (UKSAP) if it exists, and lead partners to that plan.
  • Column 7 shows their status on the Welsh list.
  • Column 8&9 shows the status on the Irish list (prop = proposed for inclusion)
  • Column 10 shows the status of the taxa, and column 11 a link to the relevant datasheet
  • Column 11 shows which Gardens have adopted that species. These are followed by symbols indicating the progress of the project at that garden:
    • = material obtained;
    • = the plants have been successfully grown;
    • = the Garden has developed a partnership for in situ work.
 
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:Access
Are phenological records kept? 
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide
Identifications:No
Teaching and Education:Potential for secondary, higher, potential for taxonomic
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, Articles for publications
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Gift shop, Bluebell Railway
Access to the collections - Who can visit, when etc.
What are the conditions of Access to the collections? 
Public access:Admission charge
Free of charge to RHS pers. members, NT
Visitors per year:160,000
Public opening hours:Jan to mid-Feb: Sat & Sun 10.30-4pm
Mid-Feb to April: Tues-Sun, 10.30-6pm
May & Oct: daily, 10.30-6pm
June to Sept: Tues-Sun, 10.30-6pm
Nov-Dec: Tues-Sun, 10.30-4pm
28/12-1/1: Wed-Sun 10.30-4pm
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden was purchased by The National Trust to preserve and maintain the collection of plants it contained, set in an eighteenth-century landscape setting with important reflections in the four large lakes.
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Sheffield Park Garden

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Address and contact details
Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QX
Tel: 01825 790231
Fax: 01825 791264
Email: sheffieldpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web site: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffieldpa...
Latitude: 50° 59' 54" N
Longitude: 0° 00' 40" E
Background to the collection
Ownership:The National Trust
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork (NT) and Individual, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, The National Trust
Personnel
Property Manager: Sue Medway
Head Gardener: Andrew Jesson
Contact person: Andrew Jesson
Total Staff:20
Total Horticultural Staff:6
Policies
Accessions:Written Garden's Conservation Plan 2004, Head Gardener Andrew Jesson - details of historic planting, current and future policy.
Collections:As for The National Trust.
Physical environment
Altitude:80-100 m
Soil type:Clay, acid
Aspect:Varies
Total area:40 ha
Plant collection
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Subarctic America
Special families within the collections:
Pinaceae, Cupressaceae, Taxodiaceae, Aceraceae, Rosaceae, Fagaceae, Cornaceae, Theaceae, Magnoliaceae, Nyssaceae, Ericaceae, Betulaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Abies, Pinus, Chamaecyparis, Sequoiadendron, Taxodium, Acer, Amelanchier, Betula, Castanea, Cornus, Magnolia, Nyssa, Photinia, Sorbus, Camellia, Rhododendron, Vaccinium, Quercus
Special collections:
Rhododendron 'Ghent Azalea', NCCPG – 50 Accessions, 150 Plants.
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:Access
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide
Identifications:No
Teaching and Education:Potential for secondary, higher, potential for taxonomic
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, Articles for publications
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Gift shop, Bluebell Railway
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Free of charge to RHS pers. members, NT
Visitors per year:160,000
Public opening hours:Jan to mid-Feb: Sat & Sun 10.30-4pm
Mid-Feb to April: Tues-Sun, 10.30-6pm
May & Oct: daily, 10.30-6pm
June to Sept: Tues-Sun, 10.30-6pm
Nov-Dec: Tues-Sun, 10.30-4pm
28/12-1/1: Wed-Sun 10.30-4pm
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden was purchased by The National Trust to preserve and maintain the collection of plants it contained, set in an eighteenth-century landscape setting with important reflections in the four large lakes.
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