Sheringham Park, in Norfolk, has a reputation for its stunning rhododendrons. The Park has 80 different species on show. Flowers first appear in December, and the show gradually builds to a climax from mid-May into June. Many plants were brought to Sheringham by plant collector Ernest Wilson in the early 20th century. The handkerchief tree, which grows at the edge of the wild garden, was found by Wilson in China. He discovered it working from a crude map on a scruffy piece of paper covering an area of 20,000 square miles with just an 'X' marking its location. Sheringham Park also has stunning coastal views, courtesy of landscape gardener Humphry Repton. There is also a 190 step climb up a gazebo to experience some superb parkland views. In addition to these there is an environmental art area which enables visitors an opportunity to stimulate their imaginations. There are guided walks and events all year round and wildlife trails for children during school holidays.