Staplefield Road, Handcross, HAYWARDS HEATH, West Sussex, RH17 6EB

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One of the National Trust's premier gardens, Nymans was a creative retreat for the artistic Messel family. The garden contains rare and unusual plant collections of national significance, including a stunning collection of subtly fragranced magnolias in springtime. The Rose Garden, created by Maud Messel in the1920s, is scented by hints of old fashioned roses.  In autumn dramatic shows of native tree colour precede the winter’s structural form.  Discover hidden corners through stone archways, walk along tree-lined avenues, all the while surrounded by the lush countryside of the Sussex Weald. The comfortable yet elegant house, a partial ruin, reflects the personalities and stories of the talented Messel family. The adjoining woodland has plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife.

Guide Prices

Adult (GA) £16.20, Adult (S) £14.70, Child (GA) £8.10,
Child (S) £7.30, Family (2 adults) £40.50, Family (2 adults) £36.80
Group - Adult £12.60, Group - Child £6.30. Groups must pre book.


Road Directions

Signposted from the M23 & A23. Located on the B2114 at Handcross 4.5 miles south of Crawley. Just off the M23 / A23By Train: Crawley 5 miles, Haywards Heath 9 miles.By Bus: services from Brighton to Crawley and Haywards Heath to Crawley. All stop outside Nymans.(Free cup of tea in café if arriving by public transport)Accessible by Public Transport: Haywards Heath station is 9 miles away.



  • Disabled Accessibility


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Event venue
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Parking & Transport

  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours


Opening Times

Garden Openings 2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00
House & Gallery Openings 2020 (4 Feb 2020 - 3 Nov 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* Gardens: Open all year 10-5*
(*4pm closure from 1st Jan - 3rd Feb and 4th Nov - 31st Dec)
House will close for short periods in order to change exhibitions - please see website for details.

Closed 24 & 25 December.


  • Other Awards National Trust 2017
  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2017

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