Sheringham Park, Sheringham

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Sheringham Park is a landscape park and gardens near the town of Sheringham, Norfolk, England. The park surrounds Sheringham Hall and has a grid reference of. The hall is privately occupied, but Sheringham Park is in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors.The park was designed by Humphry Repton (1752-1818) who presented his proposals in July 1812 in the form of one of his Red Books. He described Sheringham as his "favourite and darling child in Norfolk". Abbot and Charlotte Upcher bought the estate in 1811, and successive generations of the Upcher family did much to develop the estate, the hall and the park, as well as building a school.There are fine mature woodlands and a large variety of rhododendrons and azaleas. In the early 20th century, Henry Morris Upcher obtained rhododendron seeds of various types from plantsman Ernest "Chinese" Wilson. Plants from this source which can found at the garden include Rhododendron ambiguum, calophytum and decorum, among others. Many other species of tree and shrub are represented in the garden,including fifteen kinds of magnolia, large specimen pieris. Among the other trees are maples, acers, styrax, eucryphia, pocket handkerchief tree davidia involucrata and a fine example of the snowdrop tree. Several overlook towers provide good views over the gardens, and of the nearby coast and surrounding countryside. A garden temple was constructed in the Park in 1975. Graham Brennan is the Head Warden.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful park. Easy to get to, good parking, usual friendly NT staff and volunteers in a place I can only describe as magnificent for its views and atmosphere. The gazebo is a must-do!  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We (ages 76, 63, 39, 12 & 7 plus a dog) stopped off here after a day at Sheringham. You can only purchase a days parking (which for non NT members costs £5) and initially I felt as we were only expect...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Sheringham Park, though particularly spectacular in June when the rhodedendrums are in full bloom,is a super place to visit in the Summer. We were blessed to have the opportunity of cycling around the...  more »

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