A garden for all seasons
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What are we working on this autumn?
- Turf care - aerating and scarifying the lawns
- Hedge trimming the yew, box , beech and laurel hedges around the garden.
- Rose care - pruning and thining out.
- Lifting and dividing perennials
- FrostProtecting our tender plants form frost damage
- Lifting and storing dahlias
As the kaleidoscope of colour in areas such as the summer borders and South African bed starts to fade, there is plenty to feast your eyes on as autumn gradually settles over the garden. Check out the arboretum where the delicious red and golden tones of the trees will be putting on a fantastic firework display of foliage.
Autumn foliage is abundant throughout the garden with the scarlet leaves of the Enkianthus perulatus in the heather garden, pink foliage on Euonymus alatus (Burning bush) in the top garden and yellow leaves on our Chinese Tulip tree (Liriodendron chinense) near the tennis lawn.
Bark, berries and blooms
Enjoy the coloured stems on the Acer palmatum 'senkaki' in the meadow area. The rare flowers of bulbous plants like Schizostylis coccinea 'Viscountess Byng' in the rock garden and interesting cones in the pinetum bring the gardens to life in this quieter time of the year.
The Messels' garden
The Messel family were passionate about plants, gardening and design. We continue to garden in the spirit of the Messels. As a result, our garden is constantly evolving, developing and being restored. Come and admire our newly redesigned Sunk Garden and the views across the Weald that have been revealed at Holly Corner.
Nymans is an exciting place in autumn and the perfect place for a brisk stroll through fallen leaves. The trees are covered in reds, yellows and oranges and there are lots of fun events for all the family.