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

Handcross, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6EB

A giant Nutcracker soldier pictured by the Dovecote

Planning your visit

A child looking at a Christmas tree in the house at Nymans

Family-friendly things to do at Nymans 

Join us for a Nutcracker Christmas at Nymans with an imaginative garden trail inspired by this classic tale and a house filled with dazzling festive ornaments, laid out for a sweety banquet in the Garden Hall. Meet a giant nutcracker soldier and the Sugar Plum Fairy on the 16, 17 & 18 Dec and see Matthew Bourne’s costumes from the ballet Nutcracker! on display in the Gallery. Join a family workshop for willow weaving and share photos of your day with us @NymansNT.

A Christmas Nutcracker at Nymans

Events at Nymans 

Keep up to date with everything going on at Nymans over Christmas, from our Nutcracker trail and sumptuously decorated house, to Matthew Bourne costumes on display in the Gallery, festive workshops and storytelling for children with Jon Mason.

A terrier on a lead waiting by a Christmas tree

Visiting Nymans with your dog 

Whatever the weather you can enjoy winding paths and wide avenues with colourful views across the woodland or towards the South Downs. At this time of year, dogs are welcome in the wider estate, but only assistance dogs are allowed in the garden. When visiting the woods, please keep dogs on leads and stay on paths to protect nesting birds. Nymans is a one pawprint rated place.

Group listening to a tour guide in a garden

Group visits to Nymans 

Find out how to get the most from your group visit to the stunning country house and gardens at Nymans in West Sussex, as well as how to book and what to expect. Guided tours of the garden may be available if booked in advance, please mention when you make your initial enquiry. To chat through your group visit please drop us a line at or give us a call on 01444 405250.

Venue hire

A couple at Nymans pictured on their wedding day.

Weddings at Nymans 

Welcome to Nymans in West Sussex, where the atmospheric house and ruins provide the perfect backdrop to our romantic Loggia and surrounding Sunk Garden where your ceremony will take place. It's the perfect setting for a memorable, stylish and unique wedding. To arrange a viewing, please call 07732 063906 or email

Visitors exploring the festive interiors in the Entrance Hall at Castle Ward, County Down


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