A garden for all seasons, with rare and unusual plant collections, set around a romantic house and partial ruins. The comfortable yet elegant house reflects the personalities and stories of the talented Messel family. In spring see blossom, bulbs and a stunning collection of subtly fragranced magnolias.
The Rose Garden, inspired by Maud Messel’s 1920s design, is scented by hints of old fashioned roses. Dramatic shows of vibrant native tree colour in autumn precede winter’s structural form when the garden is filled with pockets of perfumed Daphne throughout the garden.
Discover hidden corners through stone archways, walk along tree-lined avenues while surrounded by the lush countryside of the Sussex Weald. The adjoining woodland, with lake and bird hides, has plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife.
Opening Times: 01 Jan - 03 Feb close at 4pm. 04 Feb - 03 Nov close at 5pm. 04 Nov - 31 Dec close at 4pm. House 11am - 4pm all year round. Closed 24 & 25 Dec
Admission Rates: Adult (GA) £16.20 Adult (S) £14.70. Child (GA) £8.10 Child (S) £7.30
Family (2 adults) £40.50
Family (2 adults) £36.80
Group Rates: Group - Adult £12.60 Group – Child £6.30. Groups must pre book
Facilities: Visitor Centre, shop, plant sales, cafe, teas, Gallery.
Disabled Access: Yes, wheelchair loan available, Toilets on site.
Tours/Events: Guided tours and trails available. Mobility buggy tours of garden and woods. Events include family activities, gardening workshops, woodland wildlife walks, creative workshops.
Parking: Yes, coach and car parking available.
Length of Visit: 3 hours
Booking Contact: Nymans, Booking Telephone No. 01444 405250
Location: 5 miles south of Crawley.
See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans for directions
Updated: December 2019