Sheringham Park - Upper Sheringham - Norfolk

Picture (c) by John Ashley Photography
A large wonderful park, in the hands of the National Trust with spectacular views of the coast and Norfolk countryside. Woodland walks and magnificent collection of tree azaleas and rhododendron which are at their best in late May and early June.

The park was designed in 1812 by Humphrey Repton, one of the great landscape gardeners who followed Capability Brown. In all he created some 200 gardens and parks but it is said that Sheringham was his favourite and ‘darling child’.

Repton's principal design was to plant newly imported species of rhododendron and azaleas and this he achieved with great success.

Humphry Repton was the first to use the term "landscape gardening" and is buried in the church at Aylsham with the following Epitaph which he wrote himself "Norfolk Egyptian tyrants consecrate; Unmixed with others shall my dust remain; But mold’ring blending, melting into Earth; Mine shall give form and colour to the Rose; And while its vivid blossoms cheer Mankind, Its perfumed odours shall ascend to Heaven".

Picture (c) by John Ashley PhotographyThe park was owned by Abbot Upcher the owner of Sheringham Hall, who unfortunately never lived to see the landscape work of the park completed. There are a three towers that can be climbed to better appreciate the views and vista’s. A good visitors centre and eatery and buggies available for the elderley.


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