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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

Child running through the Walled Garden at Nymans

Planning your visit

Illustration from The Tiger Who Came to Tea

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.

Dogs head as it sits and waits for treats that a hand is taking from a packet

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

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

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland


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