Oh well, it was a rainy day today. But we were so excited about a spring walk that we went to visit the lovely National Trust property Nymans Garden in Haywards Heath in Sussex despite a little drizzle and mist. And it was a breath of fresh air – both literally and metaphorically.
It just never stops amazing me how pretty the English countryside is with its rolling hills, many shades of green, variety of trees and flowers. At Nymans there is so much to do and see as the area totals 275 acres – forest walks, more formal gardens, the ruined Gothic and Tudor style house, the restored part of the house – you name it!
Kids also have a lot of do here starting with seasonal work sheets (identifying flowers, moss and other spring things), trail maps, spotting the fox and other items in the house, and geo-caching. So my conclusion is – rain or no rain, being out in a beautiful spot of nature will always be fun. And while you are in the area why not visit another property, such as the Wakehurst Place (see our story here) or Sheffield Park (NT Link here). Both are absolutely lovely places to visit, and our kids loved these destinations too.
[See also here our YouTube photo video journey of Nymans Garden]
Enter the oh-so romantic gardens and ruins of Nymans
Sweeping views to the Downs
Loved these clipped groupings – maybe one day my gardens will be like this too…
One of the pros of rainy days is that there are no huge crowds!
A misty pond in the meadows
Enjoying the raindrops
Nymans is the romantic destination with ruins, rose gardens, meadows and more!
The history of the place
Small part of the ruins are still usable and one can your that furnished area. This must have been such a beautiful house (and it still is)
Looks like a little fortress in itself!
Romantic tower and pretty little details in the birdhouse
Miss A. and C. enjoying their activity sheets
Love the way snowdrops have been planted here
The summer must be glorious – air filled with the soft smell of flowers and colour is everywhere
Where are the birds…?
Romantic stroll around…
Someone loves all flowers pink!
Miss A. loves her close shots of flowers
Kids were thinking of Alice in Wonderland here!
One of the prettiest benches I’ve seen – and so perfectly romantic and suitable for Nymans
Looking forward to seeing and smelling the full summer bloom…