Nymans Gardens and House

Nymans Gardens and House, Haywards Heath: Hours, Address, Nymans Gardens and House Reviews: 4.5/5

Nymans Gardens and House
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Simon Thornton
Malaga, Spain50 contributions
I visited the gardens with my partner and a friend from Newcastle who was staying with us for the week.
The gardens were well presented and very pleasant to stroll around in perfect walking conditions.
Following our stroll around the gardens and house we went to the Café to indulge ourselves in a snack and a beverage. The snack was mainly sandwiched and tea / juice but in extremely clean surroundings with good attentive staff and very good Covid19 safety measures in place. Additionally, the toilet facilities were excellent and clean.
We keen to purchase a plant from the garden centre but spent some time discussing a particular plant with the team who suggested that the plant might not survive extreme temperatures below freezing in the Winter. As such, we were advised not to purchase the plant as it was not particularly cheap. It was brilliant that the garden centre team had customer interests at heart rather than trying to increase their taking s for the day - well done team!
Written August 1, 2021
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Barry B
Hoddesdon, UK1,317 contributions
During the second phase of lockdown easing we went to Nymans,on what we thought was a revisit but in hindsight a first.

There is clearly some working going on which affects access on arrival, but some clear signs help you though. After the drive we thought coffee, and stopped at the cafe, takeaway only as expected. Helpful staff cleans the outside table and managed the restricted seating.

The for the work around, a really good experience, great vistas and good gardens the walk took 90 minutes or so, at a slow stroll.

Getting back to the cafe, we thought was we would have a sandwich, not allowed to sit down whilst other members of the party shopped, as there had been a change of staffing - so all three of us went into the cafe, options strictly limited NO Gluten Free options at all on Sandwiches or cakes so two of the had a sandwich whilst the other had just a drink. We have taken this up with the regional management team for the area.
Written May 13, 2021
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Edward J
Littlehampton, UK45 contributions
Couples
A fantastic way to spend time in the sunshine, we arrived at 11am and it was very busy now that you don’t have to book in advance make sure that you start your visit early.
The grounds and gardens are so lovely you can lose yourself even when busy.
The house is small but worth a visit it was the home of the mother of Lord Snowden so it has a royal connection.
The downside the restaurant ran out of food by 14-00 so a lunchtime break was a disappointment maybe the number of visitors was not expected.
Written August 13, 2021
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708Robin
West Sussex, UK1,288 contributions
Unfortunately we did not pick the best time in the year to visit which is why I only gave it 3 stars. The daffodils were finished and the camellias were past their best and the rhododendron were only just starting to come out so a month earlier or later would have been better but there are some really different type of fir to see. I was told that July and August was a really good time to come back which is what we will do. The gardens were very busy though with lots of people bringing picnics as it was a lovely sunny day as did we. There is also a resident artist on site who had some really lovely paintings one could buy.
Had a problem with getting the Gardeners World 2 for 1 offer when booking on the website as the reception desk would not give a refund as there is nothing on the booking site that allows you to enter the voucher,and so I will have go back to the outside website. Actually the reception should have dealt with the issue rather than passing the problem back for me to handle. They suggested that in future one should only book one person and not two and show the voucher at reception.
Written April 28, 2021
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,121 contributions
Our second visit this year, we were interested to see how much of the grounds would be open to walk around in winter. The answer was quite a lot. We wondered down the long drive towards the house, stopped off for a cuppa and biscuits from the portable cafe (very expensive), then ventured round the front of the house. Before walking back via the herbaceous boarders. Bland looking in the dormant, winter state! The little bookshop is worth a look as it is heated by a Victorian fire.

It’s worth popping into NT properties in winter, to get a different perspective and to see the gardens\grounds in their dormant state and to get some fresh air.
Written February 15, 2022
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Jean F
Great Bookham, UK221 contributions
Couples
Nymans is a garden that we usually visit several times a year, but we had not visited since before Covid. The first thing to know is that, at present, the only toilets are the block in the car park. After entering the garden we wanted some lunch, a bit chaotic the small cafe, not helped by other customers crowding around us with a complete disregard for the notices asking people to keep a distance. Couldn’t fault the staff, working hard and being pleasant and helpful. There is a one way system around the garden, which worked very well and the planting looked good. South African beds looked lovely and still plenty of roses to see. Well worth a visit, but maybe not in school holidays.
Written July 16, 2021
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Roundy
Horsham, UK2,646 contributions
Visited for the first time on Saturday afternoon, despite this place only being 15 mins from home - oops! But would like to visit again at different times of the year, now we've joined the NT.
It was an enjoyable stroll around the gardens with nice views across the neighbouring valleys, and the historic house provides a beautiful backdrop. There was some surprising colour at this time of year, such as some camelias out early.
We took my mum and her retriever (our bubble!), noting dogs are permitted on leads between 1.30-4pm each day. Dogs are just not allowed in the central formal section. There were plenty of people around, but there's plenty of space too.
We were surprised to find that although some beds had obviously had recent attention, some flower beds overrun with brambles, like the bed that's currently full of colourful purple salvias. It transpires they still have 5 of their 10 gardeners on furlough, which didn't make sense to us, given NT properties have been open again for months now, and gardens like this need so much work. They should also be getting a decent income, judging from the number of cars in the very full car park.
The other disappointment was the limited refreshments. The horsebox takeaway cabin half way around was closed on a Saturday afternoon which we thought odd, and the cafe next to the entrance did not look welcoming - realise that they can only serve takeaways at the moment but my mum and husband went in o get us hot drinks and felt it was very lacklustre. I'm sure with so many families out there is demand for refreshments but they weren't publicising this option which would have helped with income.
After our walk around the gardens we headed off into the adjacent woodland area where there are 3 circular route options of varying lengths. We opted for the middle distance blue route which took us nearly an hour, through beautiful beech woods down to the lake with ducks on at the bottom, and then back up through a section of pines. Some steep paths but not too muddy at the moment. Again popular with families but plenty of space.
Written November 10, 2020
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,121 contributions
The house looks romantic and contains interesting relics from previous owners, even though most of the roof is missing on the building. The herbaceous borders to the front of the house are boldly planted and roughly maintained. The boarders to the side of the house are a riot of summer colour and are precisely maintained. The colour combinations are spectacular.

Go in summer and admire this lovely garden.
Written October 26, 2021
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Laura C
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Family


Visited Thursday of half term. Arrived at cafe about 11.30am. Ridiculously long queue, all along one side and round bottom of cafe. 20 minute wait in queue.  Considering they only serve cake, hot drinks and sandwiches,this seemed ludicrous. There seemed to be 4 staff working behind the counter and around 3 clearing tables.  Get your act sorted! The coffee machine girl only seemed to be heating small jugs at a time. I ordered 3 drinks and she had to stop an re fill/heat milk for the 3rd drink. The only hot food being pastie,sausage rolls, baked potatoes what could be slowing down counter the service? The only toilets are at the entrance. It may be an idea to convert some of the out buildings near the main house to toilets.

Written February 17, 2022
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travelseekerLondon
London, UK68 contributions
Our first time to Nymans and we enjoyed our visit. The gardens were enjoyable to walk around and there was some lovely scenery.
There is currently no cafe and therefore the tea and coffee ‘hut’ which was serving takeaway drinks was extremely busy with a huge queue. The only other place to get a drink was at the exit - this seems a waste as there is then nowhere to sit and enjoy your drink. Perhaps the NT could move this second drink stop to the entrance rather than exit. Most people seemed to have brought their own food and drinks which was sensible.
After visiting the gardens we went for a walk through the woods and down to the lake. This was lovely although the signage for the walks was poor and we got lost trying to get back to the car and passed many others who also couldn’t find the exit.
Overall we were here for about 3 hours and had a lovely time.
Written August 30, 2020
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