Sheffield Park Garden

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Address and contact details
Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QX
Tel: 01825 790231
Fax: 01825 791264
Web site:
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
Property Manager: Sue Medway
Head Gardener: Andrew Jesson
Contact person: Andrew Jesson
Total Staff:20
Total Horticultural Staff:6
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
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
Record System:Access
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide
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.
Location map

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