The Garden at Nymans

Set high above the Sussex Weald the garden holds a stunning collection of magnolias, eucryphias, camellias and rhododenrons, together with one of the largest collections of South American plants in the UK. Planted in the 1890s by German émigré, Ludwig Messel, the spirit of the Messel family is reflected in the constantly evolving plant designs. With views of the rolling Wealden landscape in one direction and the South Downs in the other, the garden combines the formality of topiary and a rock garden with the informality of sweeping naturalistic planting and drifts of colourful plants.

" Half of the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination"
- Mrs C.W. Earle 1836-1925

Autumn highlights

Using harvested rainwater to water in the nursery

BBC Gardener's World at Nymans 

Gardener's World presenter, Mark Lane, met the garden team to get the low down on how we garden sustainably, making Nymans one of the greenest places cared for by the National Trust.