Letter from the garden family trail

Have fun exploring the garden while looking for topiary shapes, identifying the silhouettes and going on a word hunt.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Explore, find and describe features of the garden to complete your own letter, just like the Messel family used to. Then brighten it up with your own logo and flower illustration. To help with ideas, the trail will get you looking for unusual topiary shapes and designing your own. Can you identify the garden features from their silhouettes? Search out special plants by going on a word hunt.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £1.00
    per trail
View admission charges
Nymans

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.60
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.20 £31.70
1 adult and up to 3 children £21.20 £19.10
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please note child ticket is aged under 17. Under 5's go free.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please park in the car park and enter via visitor reception. The trail can be collected from our welcome hub.
What to bring and wear
It is always best to wear suitable outdoor all-weather clothing when you visit Nymans.
Accessibility
Garden is mainly level, some gravel paths and steps. Accessible toilets are located near the cafe and in the car park. Gallery is on the first floor and stairs need to be navigated to view exhibition
Other
Each trail costs £1 and payment can be made when you pick up your trail on the day at Nymans.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 September 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
24 September 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
25 September 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
26 September 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
27 September 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
28 September 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
29 September 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
30 September 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
1 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
2 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
3 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
4 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
5 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
6 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
7 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
8 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
9 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
10 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
11 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
12 October 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Administrator
Email
nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01444 405250

Upcoming events

Letter from the garden family trail

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-15:30
Have fun exploring the garden while looking for topiary shapes, identifying the silhouettes and going on a word hunt.

Exhibition: The Triumph of Hope

Sun 23 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
An exhibition exploring the lives of three women who influenced the garden's design.

Guided garden walk

Sun 23 Sep 2018
11:15-12:15
Come on a guided walk of the gardens led by our experienced and knowledgeable garden rangers.

Sneak Peek Tour

Mon 24 Sep 2018
10:30-11:00
Learn more about the Messel family, house and collection with our guided tour of the Messel Family Rooms.

Dream House Tour

Mon 24 Sep 2018
14:00-14:45
Learn more about the fascinating house and ruins with our guided tour of the exterior.

Meet the Curator

Wed 26 Sep 2018
15:00-15:45
Join a small group on a tour of The Triumph of Hope exhibition with our Curator. Hear more about the exhibits and the women being portrayed.