This is the spectacular display of light which will transform a National Trust park into an enchanted garden.

The magical array of colours will give visitors to Sheffield Park Garden, near Uckfield, a festive treat from tonight.

A series of evening displays has been organised to give visitors a glimpse of the garden as they have never seen it before.

Light displays will run from 5pm to 8pm until Saturday.

The National Trust is offering people the chance to take a break from festive parties and spend a relaxing evening in a winter wonderland.

It has organised the Enchanted Garden event to show visitors how the popular attraction looks as it is floodlit with a rainbow of colour as the night falls.

The garden, an 18th Century landscape overlaid with 20th Century horticulural displays, will be bathed in an eerie atmosphere as the lights wash over the trees and shrubs.

Visitors can tour the Enchanted Garden and enjoy a stroll around a magical world of floodlit trees and reflections in the garden's lakes.

During the Second World War the house and garden became the headquarters for a Canadian armoured division and Nissan huts were built in the garden and woods.

The estate was split up and sold in lots in 1953.

The National Trust purchased about 100 acres in 1954.

Further acquisitions have increased this to 200 acres including woodland outside the formal garden.

Tickets cost £12 for adults and £6 for children, with refreshments available.

Tickets can be booked direct from Sheffield Park Garden on 01825 790231 or by visiting