Nymans - National Trust

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

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

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

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
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.
Autumn leaves

Great British Walk: A Gardener's Walk

  • 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

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £11.60, Child: £6.50

Website

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

photograph of ashdown

Great British Walk: A Woodland Guide

  • 18 September 2014 11:30am-12:30pm *on now
  • 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

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £11.60, Child: £6.50

Website

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

photograph of seeds

Introduction to Gardening: September Seed Collecting

  • 18 September 2014 1-2pm *on now

Discover hints and tips each month that you can apply at home and learn more about how we garden at Nymans. Suitable for novices and Nymans enthusiasts.

The theme this month is seed collecting. If you have suggestion for future topics that you would like us to cover, please email us at nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, adult: £10.50, child: £5.50.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Autumn leaves

Art Workshop: Autumn Woods

  • 25 — 27 September 2014

John takes inspiration from the seasonal changes on the landscape and gardens of Nymans. This month create an autumn woodland scene.

Join us for a full day of relaxed and empowering art making in our Potting shed. Learn easy techniques working with acrylic paints on board (be prepared to get messy), making various marks and building textures. Take home skills and inspiration to continue your artmaking at home. At the end of the class you'll take home your very own masterpiece and be inspired to continue making art.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£60.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of wheelbarrow

Autumn Garden Walk with our Head Gardener

  • 26 September 2014 11am-12pm

Find out what is at its best in this season and what to look forward to in the following months. Hear about our garden projects and practises and have your questions answered. Finish off your walk with a warming beverage in the cafe.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per person. Normal admission charges apply, adult: £10.50, child: £5.50.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Girl painting a plate

Family ARTventures

  • 4 — 5 October 2014 10:30am-3:30pm

We will be collecting natural materials to make woodland creatures.

Our drop-in workshops have plenty of materials and ideas for fun things for families to make and do.

This is a Childrens activity, must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, adult: £10.50, child: £5.50.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of man walking past a den in forest

Woodland Weekend

  • 4 — 5 October 2014 10am-4pm

Learn about traditional woodland crafts and how our rangers manage acres of ancient woodland and SSSI listed. They'll be lots of fun for families including den building and geocaching, and come toast a marshmallow on the campfire.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, adult: £10.50, child: £5.50.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of wheelbarrow

Introduction to Gardening: October Autumn Trees

  • 16 October 2014 1-2pm

Discover hints and tips each month that you can apply at home and learn more about how we garden at Nymans. Suitable for novices and Nymans enthusiasts.

The theme this month is autumn trees of interest. If you have suggestion for future topics that you would like us to cover, please email us at nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, adult: £10.50, child: £5.50.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Bee on lavender

Garden Photography Short Course for Beginners

  • 17 October 2014 9-11:30am
  • 22 October 2014 9-11:30am
  • 31 October 2014 9-11:30am

Suitable for those who know their way around their SLR cameras but who would like to learn to take better close up and landscape garden photos. Includes tea/coffee and cake.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

All tickets £15.00.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Image showing fallen autumn leaves on a forest floor

Art Workshops: Autumn Reflections

  • 23 — 25 October 2014

John takes inspiration from the seasonal changes on the landscape and gardens of Nymans. This month create an autumn reflection scene.

Join us for a full day of relaxed and empowering art making in our Potting shed. Learn easy techniques working with acrylic paints on board (be prepared to get messy), making various marks and building textures. Take home skills and inspiration to continue your artmaking at home. At the end of the class you'll take home your very own masterpiece and be inspired to continue making art.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£60.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of forest

Guided Walks: Putting the Garden to Bed

  • 1 — 30 November 2014

Join one of our free guided walks hosted by the garden rangers on the theme of putting the garden to bed for winter.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, adult: £10.50, child: £5.50.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of storm clouds

Art Workshop: Clouds in the Landscape

  • 6 — 8 November 2014

John takes inspiration from the seasonal changes on the landscape and gardens of Nymans. This month create clouds in the landscape.

Join us for a full day of relaxed and empowering art making in our Potting shed. Learn easy techniques working with acrylic paints on board (be prepared to get messy), making various marks and building textures. Take home skills and inspiration to continue your artmaking at home. At the end of the class you'll take home your very own masterpiece and be inspired to continue making art.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£60.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of woods

Introduction to Gardening: November Preparing for Winter

  • 20 November 2014 1-2pm

Discover hints and tips each month that you can apply at home and learn more about how we garden at Nymans. Suitable for novices and Nymans enthusiasts.

The theme this month is preparing your garden for winter. If you have suggestion for future topics that you would like us to cover, please email us at nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, adult: £10.50, child: £5.50.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of pine cone

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

  • 28 November 2014 10:30am-12pm, 1:30-3pm
  • 29 November 2014 10:30am-12pm, 1:30-3pm
  • 30 November 2014 10:30am-12pm, 1:30-3pm
  • 3 December 2014 10:30am-12pm, 1:30-3pm
  • 4 December 2014 10:30am-12pm, 1:30-3pm

Once you've mastered the necessary skills, you can continue making at home for friends and family.

We'll provide the festive foliage, moss and wreath ring and professional instruction, so all you have to do is assemble. If you'd like to add your own little ornaments, feel free to bring these along and we'll show you how.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13

Admission

£30.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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