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Sheffield Park

By Sezz    
Sheffield Park Garden is a National Trust property situated on the edge of the Sussex Weald.

It is a beautiful 120 acre woodland garden originally designed for the first Earl of Sheffield by Humphry Repton and Capability Brown in the 18th century. In the nineteenth century the third Earl made Sheffield Park famous for country house cricket and also transformed the garden into an aboretum of both exotic and native conifers. Later in 1910 saw the arrival of Arthur Gilstrap Soames who transformed the garden with clumps of lakeside rhododendrons so enjoyed by Virginia Woolf and also introduced the spectacular autumn colour with Japanese maples, nyssas and beds of autumn gentians.

The garden is overlooked by the neo-Gothic mansion Sheffield Park House which is privately owned.
The gardens original design was of trees, manicured lawns and two serpentine lakes. Later these two original lakes were extended to form the present chain of five, with picturesque waterfalls and a 25 foot cascade between the different levels . The shores of the lakes are planted with a superb variety of trees and shrubs. The great storm of 1987 sadly devastated the lakeside plantations, but with the gardens legendry vigor it is making a gradual recovery.

Thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/commenst are very welcome.
A bit better bigger Wink

Regards - Sarah x

Tags: Reflection Gardens National trust East sussex Sheffield park Capability brown Landscape and travel

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C_Daniels 17 399 10 England
22 Sep 2008 9:27AM
Stunning scene Sarah - beautifully coloured...
videotec 14 8 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 9:27AM
WOW!-This is absolutely georgeous--I could see this hanging on my living room wall.
Wooly 17 112 4 England
22 Sep 2008 9:34AM
Beautiful scene Sarah. And a great write up.

22 Sep 2008 9:35AM
Beautiful, lovely colours and reflections.
22 Sep 2008 9:42AM
Great detail, yet still so tranquil... Well done.

jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
22 Sep 2008 9:58AM
Very nice shot, super write-up also.
22 Sep 2008 10:03AM
Beautiful maybe slightly bright.

VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 10:42AM
What a lovely view Sarah and a good idea to use the tree canopy to frame the house.
photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
22 Sep 2008 10:48AM
Delightful to see, excellent
hellsbells8868 14 151 2 Wales
22 Sep 2008 11:06AM
Beautiful colours, stunning...
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
22 Sep 2008 11:48AM
Beautiful composition.
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
22 Sep 2008 12:17PM
Rich and vibrant...beautifully presented as per
LesF 16 182 9
22 Sep 2008 1:16PM
Like the framing you have here takes your eye straight to the building.

Richsr 15 91 223 England
22 Sep 2008 1:17PM
Like the details and colours in this - good comp too. Well captured.
Regards Richard.
cheesey 16 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 2:00PM
Wonderful colours and comp.
Stace 14 2 2 England
22 Sep 2008 2:20PM
Superb image

rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
22 Sep 2008 4:42PM
Classic location Sarah, with a hint of tints. Ron.
mark1309 15 13 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 4:58PM
Wonderful place and your picture does it justice, very well captured (is this straight from the camera ?),
Gaz_H 16 150 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 5:20PM
Absolutely beautiful Sarah
Sezz 17 619 15 England
22 Sep 2008 5:46PM
Thanks everyone for your time and comments.
Mark - 3 different exposures combined in photomatix then some small adjustments in CS3.

Sarah x
Ray42 14 3 England
22 Sep 2008 5:55PM
Very nice landscape of Sheffield Park - nice composition and colour
22 Sep 2008 6:04PM
lovely LOVELY image Sezz, smashing.

John Smile
dathersmith 15 565 12 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 7:39PM
A lovely scene Sarah, well captured.

User_Removed 15 485 13 England
22 Sep 2008 7:43PM
absolutely cracking shot Sarah, judging by those trees autumn is upon us

kinfatric 18 550 9 Scotland
22 Sep 2008 7:50PM
this is a beautiful scene Sarah with lovely reflections and colour. The description is wonderful and I like those names of people from the past.
mark1309 15 13 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 7:56PM

Quote:Thanks everyone for your time and comments.
Mark - 3 different exposures combined in photomatix then some small adjustments in CS3.

Sarah x

Thanks Sarah, I wondered, its a fantastic image. I only live 15 minutes away and visit regularly for a walk, its the best capture of Sheffield Park I've seen.
HUMIE 15 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 7:59PM
Wonderful work Sarah !!

casson 16 3 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 8:16PM
Lovely image
Bodiewil 15 46 Wales
22 Sep 2008 9:03PM
Such a wonderfully exposed image Sarah
dmhuynh72 14 47 3 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 9:39PM
stunning scenery and beautifully captured, well done Sarah.
twordley 17 360 England
22 Sep 2008 10:08PM
great image Sarah, was going to post one of mine - but don't think i'll bother now :O( I can't compete with that!

great narrative as usual, large version so much better

Sezz 17 619 15 England
22 Sep 2008 11:28PM
Thank you so much guys!
Mark - thank you for your award, I really appreciate that Smile
Trev - please post your shot, I am sure it will be lovely, thank you so much for your company, really enjoyed the day!

backbeat Plus
16 134 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 10:10PM
the autumn tints really make it stand out sarah...lovely

Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 10:53PM
What an absolute beauty Sarah. This, and the Bluebell line are on my list of places to visit.

Sezz 17 619 15 England
24 Sep 2008 8:45AM
Thanks Phil and Nigel Smile

Sarah x
cbridget 14 43 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2008 3:52PM
beautiful colours, composure and reflections
5 star!
26 Sep 2008 11:04PM
Mari 19 1.8k United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 7:40PM
This is beautiful Sarah, I love the natural rich colour in this

youngwooly 15 1 England
20 Oct 2008 11:25AM
Like Mari say's lovely autumn colours


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