Romantic Nymans

I’m really glad I discovered Nymans last year, when I was in the south east of England, not somewhere I usually go unless I’m heading for Gatwick. It’s now right up there with my all time favourite gardens to visit. The house and garden, in the Sussex Weald, was built in the late 1800’s, by Ludwig Messel. He wanted to build a dream family home, and he created a stunning garden against the backdrop of the wooded surroundings. He collected unusual plants from around the world and made a romantic paradise.

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The long border in June


Some of the border beauties

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Heading for the fountain

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A refreshing sight

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Eyes to the sky

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Turn a corner

Find your inner child in a magical woodland path

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Retrace  your steps

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The planting is beautiful everywhere you turn

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Flat topped pudding trees

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A box garden with crenellated hedges

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This stunning, but simple planting hides a secret for now. What could it be?