Nymans

A garden lovers' home for all seasons, with an extensive yet intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins.

The Garden in the Ruins at Nymans

The garden in the ruins at Nymans

The ruined Gothic styled Great Hall has been reimagined as a garden. An oasis of calm and tranquillity, the design reflects the creative legacy of Oliver Messel, a leading British costume and stage set designer of the mid twentieth century, who spent part of his childhood at Nymans. For a sneak preview join a guided tour at either 11am or 2pm daily. On Friday’s it’s open for a free flow visit between 11am and 3pm. No need to book ahead, just turn up on the day.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Let's Play at Nymans

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
Daily until 31 August. Ready for an adventure? Then head for the special summer play pavilion where you can use the look-out point to survey your surroundings, listen out for nearby wildlife, or invent your own way to play.

Rising from the ashes: the story of Nymans' fire. Sat 22 Jan - Sun 30 Oct

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-15:30
A new exhibition which tells the story of how the Messel family overcame the fire at Nymans. Opens Sat 22 Jan until Sun 30 Oct 2022, 11am - 3.30pm.

John Thompson art workshop: Sunflowers. Thurs 25, Fri 26 & Sat 27 Aug

Thu 25 Aug 2022
10:30-16:00
Join John Thompson, Artist in Residence, for this full day art workshop in the rustic and cosy potting shed at Nymans.

Outdoor theatre: The Railway Children

Mon 29 Aug 2022
18:00-20:00
Join us for this family theatre performance of the classic children's story, set against the backdrop of Nymans iconic ruins.

Outdoor theatre: Pride and Prejudice

Fri 02 Sep 2022
19:00-21:00
Join us for this outdoor theatre performance of the classic romance story, set against the backdrop of Nymans iconic ruins.

Outdoor theatre: Twelfth Night

Thu 15 Sep 2022
19:00-21:00
Join The HandleBards at Nymans for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
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Things to see and do

The Garden in the Ruins at Nymans

The garden in the ruins at Nymans

The ruined Gothic styled Great Hall has been reimagined as a garden. An oasis of calm and tranquillity, the design reflects the creative legacy of Oliver Messel, a leading British costume and stage set designer of the mid twentieth century, who spent part of his childhood at Nymans. For a sneak preview join a guided tour at either 11am or 2pm daily. On Friday’s it’s open for a free flow visit between 11am and 3pm. No need to book ahead, just turn up on the day.

A brown dachshund dog stands on a bench at Stowe

Dogs at Nymans

Dogs on a short lead will be welcome back in the garden from 1.30pm from 31st October 2022 until 12 February 2023. Please note that dogs are not currently allowed in the garden. Dogs on a lead are allowed in the woodland all year round. Assistance dogs allowed at all times.

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Eating and shopping

Shopping at Nymans

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Weddings

A summer wedding in the Loggia at Nymans

Your wedding at Nymans  

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Nymans for your special day. Ceremonies at Nymans take place in the stunning Italianate Loggia set in the Sunk Garden. It's the perfect setting for a memorable, stylish and unique ceremony.

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History

View across the Forecourt Garden from the Dovecote

How Nymans house was built 

The medieval style manor is not as old as it seems. Before the Messel family bought Nymans it was a plain Regency style house, built around 1839 by George Harrington.

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Join or give

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Our work

Ash dieback in a mature tree

Ash dieback at Nymans 

Many of the ash trees at Nymans are unfortunately suffering from ash dieback. Over the coming months we’ll be felling affected trees where they could impact on our visitor’s safety. Work is likely to begin the week beginning 8 November and will continue through February.

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Groups

The borders at Nymans in summer

Groups at Nymans

We can help you make the most of a visit to Nymans and make sure that your group has a fantastic day out. We have so much to interest every member of your group.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Nymans on the National Trust Collections website