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Sussex

Nymans

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 view across the lawn towards the house in springtime

Important notice

We're likely to be busy this weekend and mornings are busier than afternoons if you're planning ahead for your visit. Parking to visit Nymans is FREE.

Planning your visit

Exploring the gardens and nature trail at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire
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Family-friendly things to do at Nymans 

With natural play in the Play Glade, activities and events in the school holidays and an ancient woodland and garden to discover, there's lots of fun for families at Nymans. Picnic anywhere in the garden, or pick up a snack from the cafe or kiosk. Baby change available by the house and in the cafe and car park.

A group of children on a sunny day enjoying a trail around the garden

Events at Nymans 

Keep up to date with everything going on at Nymans, from events and activities, to free guided tours of the house and garden.

Two dogs in the garden of a holiday cottage on the Holnicote Estate in Somerset
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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. Until 31 January 2024 (inclusive) dogs are welcome in the garden between 1.30pm and 4pm. 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
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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 nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk or give us a call on 01444 405250.

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A couple at Nymans pictured on their wedding day.
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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 sophie.sherriff@nationaltrust.org.uk

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire

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