A garden for all seasons

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In the nursery

We're always busy in the nursery with plants to prick out, pot on and harden off.  

You can buy some of the plants we grow at Nymans in our plant and garden centre by the shop. 

What are we working on this spring?

  • Re-landscaping around the welcome hub
  • Planting olives and removing eucalyptus in the Mediterranean bed
  • Propagating plants for the summer borders
  • Creating a new planting scheme in the sunk garden
  • Planning a new planting scheme around the mount based on a Japanese theme

Meet Nymans' head gardeners

Since 1890 Nymans has had only four head gardeners. Their personalities and passion for plants have made Nymans the great garden it is today.

Spectacular spring

Walk the Winter Walk

Nymans - colourful cornus stems at Nymans  © Nymans/Lisa Davies

This part of the garden is dedicated to the many horticultural delights at this time of the year. From the stark colourful stems of the dogwoods and the Rubus plants to the colourful evergreen foliage of the likes of Euonymus fortuneii and Cyclamen hederifolium, you'll find much to marvel at. You'll also still be able to spot flowers in bloom in this part of the garden on such delights as our Daphnes, Sarcococcas and Winter-flowering Rhododendron ‘Dauricum’.


Holly Corner

A robin makes a welcome pitstop in the garden  © NT/Nymans

Walk down to holly corner for a display of the most plant most people associate with winter. This part of the garden is filled with a wide range of hollies - red and yellow berries are complimented by glossy evergreen leaves, some of them variegated in lovely golden hues. The underplanting you’ll see beneath the hollies will be a carpet of cyclamen so there is no excuse not to pay a visit to this part of the garden.

Winter Heathers

Winter flowering heather at Nymans © Colourful heather at the souch end of the garden

Our heath garden is the one part of the Nymans grounds where you’ll something in flower during every season of the year. Planted originally around 1902 ,when the idea of having heathers in a garden in this country was something very new indeed, our heather garden was one of the first of its kind in Britain. During the winter months you’ll find the likes of the Erica x darlyensis and Erica carnea types putting on their yearly show.

Spring strolls

Daffodils at Nymans, West Sussex © NTPL/John Miller

Nymans is a magical place in springtime with carpets of bluebells in the woodland and masses of flowers throughout the garden.

From narcissi to crocuses, tulips and snowdrops, you'll find the garden bursting with blossom and blooms as the sun warms the garden and the leaves start to unfurl. 

Meet some of our gardening team

  • Meet Gardener Kirstin Kelly

    Get to know some of our gardening team a little better. Kirstin Kelly has worked at Nymans for 4 years & tells us a bit more about herself here.

  • Historic & Botanic Garden Training Programme

    Budding professional gardeners can work and learn at many of the UK’s finest gardens as applications open for the Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme. …