The Original Garden Visitor's Guide


One of the National Trust's premier gardens, Nymans was a creative retreat for the artistic Messel family with views across the Weald. In the garden, you will find plant collections of national significance.

Discover hidden corners through stone archways, walk along tree-lined avenues, all the while surrounded by vibrant summer borders and lush countryside. The comfortable yet elegant house, a partial ruin, reflects the personalities and stories of the talented Messel family.

The adjoining woodland, with lake and bird hides, has plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife. A small gallery shows changing exhibitions throughout the year.

National Trust/Andrew Honour

Fact File

Opening Times: Closed 24 & 25 Dec. The house closes at 4pm 1 Mar – 31 Oct. Last admission to gallery is 30 mins before closing and gallery closes at 3.30pm in the winter 1 Nov – 28 Feb.
For more information and any other changes see
Messel family rooms in the house, 1 March - 31 October, 11am-3pm
Admission Rates: Adult Std £12.60, (£14 GA) Child £6.50 (£7.20 GA), Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £31.70
(£35.20 GA), Family (1 adult & up to 3 children) £19.10 £21.20 GA,
Group Rates: Group adult £11.97, Group Child £5.98 Groups must pre book
Facilities: Visitor Centre, shop, plant sales, cafe, teas.
Disabled Access: Yes, wheelchair loan available, Toilets on site.
Tours/Events: Guided tours, trails available. Mobility buggy tours of garden and woods. Events include family activities, gardening workshops, woodland wildlife walks, creative work shops.
Parking: Yes, coach and car parking available.
Length of Visit: 3 hours
Booking Contact: Nymans Administrator, Booking Telephone No. 01444 405250
Location: 5 miles south of Crawley.
See for directions.

Updated: 13/12/2017

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