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“Interesting house and garden” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nymans Gardens and House

Nymans Gardens and House
Handscross, Haywards Heath RH17 6EB, England
01444 405250
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Surrey
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“Interesting house and garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We called in here on a rather miserable day while touring Sussex. In spite of the weather the gardens were beautiful especially when the sun came out briefly. The house is fascinating ( what remains of it) and our guides were very knowledgeable. There is a nice restaurant and gift shop, that was also selling plants. The whole area is well maintained by the National Trust. We will go back to it at another time of year.

Visited May 2012
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Warwick, England
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“A fascinating house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

We stopped off on our way to the coast and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The house has an interesting history and the guides were friendly and very knowledgable. A pleasant walk around the huge gardens that were emerging after the long winter and a good cup of tea. Certainly a place to visit again.

Visited April 2013
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“lovely place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

lovely gardens and coffee shop its a bit hilly but overall its a lovely place to go during the different seasons they also do egg hunts at easter and other activities for children during the year.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A quick drive back towards Gatwick brought us to Nyman's Gardens. This is one of those National Trust properties that nestles in the countryside and could so easily be missed by the unwitting passer-by.

Nyman's itself was a grand house belonging to a wealthy family - but after being ravaged by fire much has remained as a ruined shell. It looks as if it should be a film set for a "Hammer House of Horror" production.

Despite the atmospheric condition of the ruins (and what remains habitable in the house), the National Trust look after the grounds and gardens with great care and attention.

We followed the marked paths - the grassed areas were still very wet and spongy from this week's snow melt. There were clear signs of new growth, if not too much spring blossom at this point.

It was a lovely place to go for a stroll on bright spring day - all rounded off with some hot coffee and scones at the NT Restaurant.

Highly recommended - don't forget to take your camera.

Visited March 2013
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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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“Our most-visited venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

It is always changing slightly. There is a lot of care and thought put into the upkeep and progression of the garden

Visited December 2012
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