Nymans - National Trust

Nymans - National Trust
Staplefield Road
Handcross
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 6EB
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans

E-mail

nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

General enquiries & wheelchair booking

01444 405250

Fax

01444 405254

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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Nymans is one of the great gardens of the Sussex Weald and is internationally famous for its beauty and collection of rare plants. It is the achievement of three generations of the Messel family over a period of over a hundred years.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Year Round
7 Days a Week
Gardens 1000-1600
House 1100-1500
Open Bank holidays

Admission charges

National Trust members Free
Please see our website for admission charges

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences

Key artists and exhibits

  • Messel family
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

World War I at Nymans Exhibition

  • 14 June — 31 August 2014 *on now

Leonard was unable to join the soldiers on the front line because of his German ancestry but received letters from those who saw combat, whilst his father Ludwig is said to have died broken hearted by the conflict.

Admission

Normal admission charges apply

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Honey Weekend

  • 16 — 17 August 2014 10:30am-3:30pm

Find our about the bees that live in our wild garden from the people who manage their hives. Honey extractions will take place at set times during the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Bluebells

Introduction To Gardening Workshops - Various Topics

  • 21 August 2014 1-2pm

They will all be one hour workshops taking place in the early afternoon on the third Thursday of every month. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans for details. Dates subject to change, please check with Nymans before travelling. Partial disabled access.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

The workshops are free but normal garden admission applies to Non-RHS Main Members (approximately £10.00).

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A Beginners Guide: Propagation

  • 5 September 2014 10am-3pm

Spend a day in our Nursery and Potting Shed with members of our propagation team as they demonstrate and discuss their practise of taking soft-wood and semi ripe cuttings, organic pest control and potting a variety of plants including half hardies, perennials and shrubs. Take cuttings of your own and pot a few up to take home with advice on aftercare. Learn about our sowing calendars and preparation for September sowing in your own garden.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

All Tickets £40.00 including morning tea, cake, coffee. Booking Essential 01444 405250.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Autumn leaves

Great British Walk: A Gardener's Walk

  • 10 September 2014 2-3pm
  • 17 September 2014 2-3pm
  • 24 September 2014 2-3pm
  • 1 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 8 October 2014 2-3pm

Discover Nymans in the autumn with a gardener's walk to their favourite part of the garden every Wednesday at 14:00 throughout Great British walk weeks.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

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Great British Walk: A Woodland Guide

  • 11 September 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 18 September 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 25 September 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 2 October 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 9 October 2014 11:30am-12:30pm

Come to Nymans and experience a woodland walk through the eyes of a woods volunteer, every Thursday throughout the Great British Walk weeks.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Bluebells

Introduction To Gardening Workshops - Various Topics

  • 19 September 2014 1-2pm

They will all be one hour workshops taking place in the early afternoon on the third Thursday of every month. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans for details. Dates subject to change, please check with Nymans before travelling. Partial disabled access.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

The workshops are free but normal garden admission applies to Non-RHS Main Members (approximately £10.00).

Bluebells

Introduction To Gardening Workshops - Various Topics

  • 16 October 2014 1-2pm

They will all be one hour workshops taking place in the early afternoon on the third Thursday of every month. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans for details. Dates subject to change, please check with Nymans before travelling. Partial disabled access.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

The workshops are free but normal garden admission applies to Non-RHS Main Members (approximately £10.00).

Bluebells

Introduction To Gardening Workshops - Various Topics

  • 20 November 2014 1-2pm

They will all be one hour workshops taking place in the early afternoon on the third Thursday of every month. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans for details. Dates subject to change, please check with Nymans before travelling. Partial disabled access.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

The workshops are free but normal garden admission applies to Non-RHS Main Members (approximately £10.00).

Bluebells

Introduction To Gardening Workshops - Various Topics

  • 18 December 2014 1-2pm

They will all be one hour workshops taking place in the early afternoon on the third Thursday of every month. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans for details. Dates subject to change, please check with Nymans before travelling. Partial disabled access.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

The workshops are free but normal garden admission applies to Non-RHS Main Members (approximately £10.00).

Bluebells

Introduction To Gardening Workshops

  • 15 January 2015 1-2pm

They will all be one hour workshops taking place in the early afternoon on the third Thursday of every month. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans for details. Dates subject to change, please check with Nymans before travelling. Partial disabled access.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

The workshops are free but normal garden admission applies to Non-RHS Main Members (approximately £10.00).

Bluebells

Introduction To Gardening Workshops

  • 19 February 2015 1-2pm

They will all be one hour workshops taking place in the early afternoon on the third Thursday of every month. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans for details. Dates subject to change, please check with Nymans before travelling. Partial disabled access.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

The workshops are free but normal garden admission applies to Non-RHS Main Members (approximately £10.00).

Bluebells

Introduction To Gardening Workshops

  • 19 March 2015 1-2pm

They will all be one hour workshops taking place in the early afternoon on the third Thursday of every month. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans for details. Dates subject to change, please check with Nymans before travelling. Partial disabled access.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Bluebells

Introduction To Gardening Workshops

  • 16 April 2015 1-2pm

They will all be one hour workshops taking place in the early afternoon on the third Thursday of every month. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans for details. Dates subject to change, please check with Nymans before travelling. Partial disabled access.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

The workshops are free but normal garden admission applies to Non-RHS Main Members (approximately £10.00).

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