Spectacular gardens of Sussex

The lake in high summer at Nymans

The beautiful and exotic gardens of Sussex make a great destination for a day out or short break.

In a day: 

Morning: Nymans
Visit this experimental garden, which is home to a variety of plants from around the world. Book the ‘Nymans Garden’ special interest tour and you will be taken on a guided walk that will introduce you to the history and design of the garden, and more about the great plant hunters who were sponsored by the Messel family to explore far-off countries in search of wild and exotic species. 
Enjoy flexible dining and allow members of the group to stop and refresh themselves with a light lunch in the restaurant at their leisure. 
Afternoon: Wakehurst Place
Travel onwards to Wakehurst Place, situated on the country estate of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. The varied landscape is of international significance for its beautiful gardens and tree collections as well as for its plant conservation and research. Visit its natural woodland, formal gardens, Elizabethan house and Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank. 

Turn your visit into a short break by adding:

  • a stroll around Sheffield Park and Garden; a 50 hectare Grade I listed garden, laid out in the 18th-century by ‘Capability’ Brown. Book a ‘Pick Your Own Garden Tour’ special interest tour to suit your group.
  • standen’s beautiful hillside gardens with breathtaking views and a number of woodland and countryside walks to enjoy around the estate.
  • a day trip to the seaside resort of Brighton.