Ignite: Fire & Fantasy at Nymans

Multicolour illuminated mushrooms forming part of the Ignite after dark trail

This winter, experience the enchanting effects of fire, light and lanterns throughout the garden at Nymans.

Set against a gloriously romantic backdrop, Nymans, West Sussex, has a garden made for garden lovers. It’s a place where creativity has flourished and quirkiness is celebrated. So it’s no surprise that the cherished grounds form the perfect setting for this new, after-dark illuminated trail, where you wander between flickering flames and majestic trees – from one amazing space to another.

Ignite is brought to you at Nymans by Raymond Gubbay Ltd (Sony Music) in partnership with the National Trust.

As twilight falls, the magic begins 

Expect the unexpected - glimpse fleeting fairies, spot fiery fish and dragons ablaze. Spot woodland wildlife sculpted in willow with fairies dancing in the trees as you stroll through the walled garden into an enchanting landscape filled with wonder.

Lit by lanterns, wander between flickering flames and majestic trees - from one amazing space to another.

Within this fiery interpretation of stars and spheres, illuminated flora and fantasy, there are moments of reflection and playful discovery set to a soundscape that will inspire and intrigue.

The hour-long discovery trail has been specially designed for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The great outdoors made magical.

Book your tickets safe in the knowledge that if Covid-19 Government legislation requires cancellation, you can re-book your slot or get a refund. COVID-19 guidelines are being followed and processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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Food and Drink at Nymans Ignite

Feeling peckish? Visit the Pavilion Café (takeaway service only) and refuel after your adventures. Tuck into delicious hot snacks, drinks and freshly-baked cakes. You'll also find the horsebox in the ruins circle just outside the house, offering hot drinks and sweet treats.

Spring salads

What's on the menu at Nymans?

Tasty treats, hearty one pots and quick snacks are on offer in the cafe at the top of the garden and, if you need a quick pitstop, the horsebox is open down by the house for everything you need for an impromptu picnic, including delicious Sussex ice cream. (Horsebox open seasonally - please check on arrival).

Nymans newly planted spring borders in the Wall Garden

Spring borders at Nymans

Originally planted by Muriel Messel between 1904 and 1915 and developed further by Anne, Countess of Rosse, the spring borders in the Wall Garden were reintroduced to this popular part of the garden in 2017. The formal borders feature spring flowering plants known to have been popular in Edwardian times, with informal drifts of whites, pale yellows, apricots, oranges and deep purples. Favouring a naturalistic style of planting, the borders put on a stunning display from mid spring onwards with over 3,500 bulbs, 1,250 herbaceous plants, 400 ferns and a small collection of roses.