Sheffield Park & Garden and Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park & Garden and Bluebell Railway

Join us on a day trip to National Trust's Sheffield Park & Garden along with a return train ride on the Bluebell Railway

Our first visit will be National Trust's Sheffield Park & Garden, East Sussex. The garden is a horticultural work of art, formed through centuries of landscape design, with influences of ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton. Four lakes form the heart of the garden, with paths circulating through the glades and wooded areas surrounding them. Each owner has left their impression, which can still be seen today in the layout of the lakes, the construction of Pulham Falls, the planting of Palm Walk and the many different tree and shrub species from around the world. Spring explodes with colour as bluebells and daffodils herald the arrival of warmer weather while rhododendrons and azaleas compete with their bold displays.

 

In the garden

As you meander along the paths, you will find seas of blue throughout the garden as bluebells enjoy the dappled shade of our vast tree collection. Generally arriving a little later than the woodland bluebells, the garden display sits among other spring colour such as rhododendrons and fritillaries.

 

From late April to early June, the garden is a blaze of colour with the many varieties of large-leaved hybrids. These do not all flower at the same time, so the vistas are continually changing. Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum) This small tree flowers before the leaves appear. The sweetpea-like flowers form in late spring and bud from the branches and trunk. There are just three specimens in the garden.

 

Lakes

Water has always been a key element of the landscape at Sheffield Park and our five lakes have become an iconic feature, which is much photographed and enjoyed by everyone who visits. Their hand-dug, clay-lined construction creates dramatic reflections of the carefully planned planting that surrounds them.

 

We then make the short journey to Sheffield Park Station where we travel through the glorious Sussex Countryside on the hour and a half return journey with Bluebell Heritage Steam Railway.

 

  • Coach Only = £17.00
  • RHS Member = £31.00

  • National Trust Member = £31.00
  • Entrance included = Adult £41.50

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Boating Lake Bus stop by Boating Lake
Hastings
Bulverhythe Westbound Bus stop by Chip Shop bottom of Harley Shute
Bulverhythe (Westbound)
Church St Northbound Bus stop Church Street, (A2270) Northbound
Willingdon
Eastbourne Pier Bus stop Eastbourne Pier
Fishermens Club Bus stop Fishermen's Club
Eastbourne
Glyne Gap Westbound Bus stop opposite Glyne Gap Garage
Bexhill (Westbound)
Hailsham High Street Bus stop Hailsham High Street
in front of Waitrose
Hastings Westbound Bus stop Pelham Place car park, Hastings Westbound
before Breeds Place roundabout
Langney Langney Footbridge bus stop, near petrol station
Lifeboat Museum Bus stop by Lifeboat Museum, Grand Parade
Eastbourne
Little Common Westbound By the Wheatsheaf Public House
Little Common
Martello PH Bus stop by Martello Public House
Eastbourne
Opp Stables Theatre Bus stop adjacent to Market Cross
just before (opp) Stables Theatre, Old London Road
Opp Waitrose Old Town Bus stop opposite Waitrose/Lamb Inn, Eastbourne
Pevensey Westbound Opposite Smugglers Public House
Pevensey (Westbound)
Polegate A2270 Northbound Bus stop opposite church, at crossroads
Polegate (A2270) Northbound
Princes Rd jctn Beatty Rd Bus stop Princes Rd before Beatty Rd junction
Eastbourne
Princes Road Westbound Bus stop Princes Rd before Ramsay Way junction
Eastbourne
Sainsburys Victoria Drive Sainsburys, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne
St Leonards Westbound Bus stop seafront, opp Warrior Square Memorial
St Leonards (Westbound)
Tesco Express, Ore Bus stop by Tesco Express, Old London Road
Ore, Hastings
The Ridge towards Ore Bus stop adjacent to St Helenswood Leisure Centre
The Ridge, Hastings
Town Hall Square, Bexhill Bus stop by the Town Hall, Town Hall Square
Bexhill-on-Sea
Westham Westbound By Westham Church
Westham (Westbound)
Willingdon Triangle Bus stop in Willingdon Triangle
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