The garden in spring at Nymans
As spring leaps forwards, the warmer weather brings buds into flower, and the garden builds to a crescendo of colour.
In spring the Wall Garden is brim full of lavish displays of flowers, from drifts of bright yellow daffodils to masses of frothy blossom and camellias. The garden is a blaze of colour, packed full of dazzling, scented flowers. Follow the winding paths through and around this magical area of the garden, taking in the recently re-designed Spring Borders as well as our nationally significant Chilean collection.
Snakes Head fritillary is one of the most exquisite of Britain‘s native wildflowers, with its delicate chequerboard patterning. It can be seen flowering freely in the Wall Garden in April.
Bluebells are rumoured to bloom on St George’s Day and at Nymans both the woodland and the Wild Garden are carpeted with this highly scented emblem of spring. Join a guided walk to take in the highlights of one of our favourite seasons.
Daffodils and crocuses
When daffodils and crocuses come into bloom their bright bursts of colour are a welcome sight in the early days of spring.The best daffodils can be found at the southern end of the garden by the Tennis Lawn, as well as in the Pinetum and either side of Lime Avenue. You can also spot various kinds of daffodil in and around the Wall Garden. Banks of white and purple crocuses appear throughout the garden.
Nymans has a large collection of magnolias, blossoming in shades of creamy white, yellow and pastel pink. Beginning in early February, the flower buds burst through furry casings to bloom majestically against the deep blue skies of spring. Some of our magnolias are named after members of the Messel family, and Magnolia 'Cecil Nice' takes its name from a former Head Gardener. Nymans has a significant collection of rare and important plants, with our Chilean collection flowering during the spring and summer months.
Blossom and bloom
Cherry trees create an enchanting atmosphere on the Tennis Lawn and in the Wall Garden, with blossoms flowering around April. Rhododendrons and camellias are at their best in spring, with many of our varieties in full flower by April, filling every corner of Nymans with spectacular colour.