Things to see & do

Our highlights

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What's on at Nymans this summer

There's always lots to see and do here, from family fun to creative workshops. Find out what's on over the next few months, including:

  • Summer theatre & jazz evenings
  • photography workshop
  • children's woodland workshops
  • dragonfly & butterfly walks
  • book reading with Clive Smith
  • guided garden walks
  • celebration of flowers
  • art workshops
  • family play trail

Summer woodland walks

Cross the lake bridge into the wildflower meadow

Walking amid the cool avenues and glades of the woods is a pleasure in summer.

The pools, cascades and lake attract dragonflies, damselflies and an array of bird life whilst the wildflower meadows are teeming with humming insects and butterflies.

Enjoy the seasonal highlights in a guided walk with our woods team, every Thursday, 11am (departs from within the garden). Or purchase a map for £1.50 and enjoy one of our circular walks.


Outdoor theatre & jazz in the garden

Pack a picnic and join us for an evening of entertainment in the gardens during our season of theatre and jazz:

Sun 26 Jul Jazz in the Garden

Sun 2 Aug Tales of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny - SOLD OUT

Sun 16 Aug Twelfth Night

Sun 23 Aug Pride and Prejudice - SOLD OUT

Sun 30 Aug Jazz in the Garden

 Bookings essential through National Trust Box Office, 0844 249 1895, or follow the link below.

Guided walks

Our volunteer garden rangers run free daily guided tours exploring Nyman's history, plant collection and seasonal highlights. Perhaps you'd like to join one of our other special interest walks too?

Mobility buggy tours

Catch a ride with our volunteer buggy drivers and let them show you the gardens in comfort. There are free tours departing daily to the garden & woods. We also have wheelchairs available.

Family fun

Whether you like venturing into the wild on a geocaching challenge, bird and mini-beast spotting, or going on a hunt with a trail there are lots of fun things for families to do at Nymans.