28 August 2018

I think this might have been our third Doddington Hall sculpture trail. They put one on in alternate years. If you live anywhere near Lincoln or Newark, it's a must-see. Click the Read More for an...

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Sheffield Park 001Nah then, nah then, if it's Sheffield we must be in Yorkshire. Wrong! Sheffield Park is a National Trust property in Sussex, as it happens.

Sheffield Park and Garden is an informal landscape garden five miles east of Haywards Heath, in East Sussex. It was originally laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown, and further developed as a woodland garden in the early 20th century by its then owner, Arthur Gilstrap Soames.

Click the Read More for some photos.

And top marks to the Trust for showing all the seating on the paths around the estate on the garden map. I've not seen that before, and if you have mobility issues this is invaluable information.

It's all about the trees and the water. And don't forget the lightning. I am trying to imagine what it must have been like, standing close to the giant redwood when it was struck by a thunderbolt in November 2022.

 

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