woensdag 11 november 2009

The gate to Nymans gardens

With this awful weather outside, it is pouring with rain, I need some serious cheering up! That's why I decided to place some pictures of Nymans gardens on my blog. Nymans is a 20th century garden set around a beautiful ancient looking house in West Sussex (England). Part of the house was destroyed by a fire in 1947. The ruin now offers a romantic backdrop to the beautiful garden. The Messel family lived at the house from the 1800s and created the base of the base of it. When the last 'Messel' died in 1953 the National Trust took over. The Messel family rooms are open to the public and worth visiting. In the garden you can find an impressive collection of trees, shrubs and plants from all over the world. The walk through the garden, along the lake and through the magnificent woodland surrounding it, is very special. The house is situated on a hill and from there you have a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. If your are planning a trip to England, I can certainly recommend Nymans. If the weather is fine, don't forget to bring your picknickbasket. Nymans is the ideal setting for a picknick with champagne, strawberries and whipped cream!

17 opmerkingen:

  1. wat is dat mooi, ik ben nog nooit in Engeland tuinen wezen kijken en ohhh dat zou ik zo graag eens willen.
    Ik denk dat ik de Engelse tuin 1 van de mooiste vind, ik houd van bloemen in de tuin en je foto's YES daar word ik vrolijk van,

    groetjes irma

  2. heel erg mooi!
    wat een prachtig gebouw en die tuin is super vooral met dit weer! daar worden we volijk van
    ik hoor de vogeltjes al fluiten...

    trouwens hier is het mooi en droog!

  3. oh what a dreamed old house with a dreamed beautiful garden!!!
    Have a nice day
    María Cecilia

  4. SChitterende foto's avn aeen schitterende tion. Dat vrolijkt inderdaad op Madelief.
    Fijne dag verder

  5. Dear Madelief,

    what an interesting and wonderful post. Such old buildings can tell so many storys and they are so romantic. The gardens are really a dream and the mixed boarders are looking great.
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures from a beautiful place with us!

    And much thanks for your answer. I showed the bush my parents-in-law (they live with us in our house) and they are ecxited. We will search for this plant in the neighbouring market garden. We have a small garden and we thing this would be perfect and the colour is absolutely pretty.

    I wish you a nice wednesday,


  6. Love the photos! Ok!!! Champagne and strawberries too! Great idea to combine both! I would add your sweetheart and lots of love and you would have paradise!...
    Take care, sweet Madelief

  7. Het weer is hier uitstekend ... wij wonen Duidelijk een eind bij elkaar vandaag, wil er is hier nog geen Drub Gevallen! Dat komt hoop ik ook niet deze kant op hi hi :-(

    Wat een prachtige foto's van een prachtige tuin! Ik ben nog nooit in Engeland geweest, maar dit is heel erg de moeite waard. Wat een prachtige combinaties en kleuren! Schitterend!

    Lieve groet, Ingrid

  8. Hallo Madelief,
    once again a wonderful english garden you visit... This seems to be a great paradise for garden lovers like us, great borders, old houses with the character, Nymans Gardens will be also on our list for the next visit in England. Enjoy the time despite the awful weather.
    Lieve groet, Bine

  9. Prachtig zeg.....
    Dit geeft idd tenminste wat kleur aan een grijze dag....
    Fijne dag

  10. Hier genieten we altijd van...

    groetjes Lia

  11. Liebe Madelief,
    das sind ja himmlische Bilder.......so romantisch und voller Zauber - was für paradiesische Gärten (die ersten sieben Bilder gefallen mir ganz besonders gut, ich lieeeebe diese Farben)!!! Sheila und ich, wir haben auch gerade einen wunderschönen Spaziergang gemacht - aber im Wald wird es schon sehr schnell dunkel!!!

    Einen wunderschönen und gemütlichen Abend wünsch ich dir, allerliebste Grüße, herzlichst Jade

  12. Country homes, prachtige tuinen, bij het zien van jouw foto's heb ik nu al weer zin in een trip naar de overkant.

  13. It is not raining here, but your photographs have certainly cheered me up! :) Beautiful and romantic, and the champagne, strawberries and whipped cream sound perfect!

    Have a lovely day,

  14. Hi Madelief,
    I would so enjoy a picnic in that beautiful garden.The ancient house looks so interesting.
    We went to the Rememberance Day service in town today with Andrews sister and stopped for lunch too. Do the school children still take care of the cemeteries in Holland? Mom is still doing pretty good-thanks.
    We are having such nice weather here this week.It is definitely a bonus but I will be looking forward to snow by early Dec.
    I look forward to your two Dutch Christmas's.We did not to that tradition at home-Mom always said when in Rome do as the Romans do! I think it is a great tradition to seperate Santa from the Christian celebrations though.
    Is Rememberance Day a holiday in Holland?
    Take care,

  15. I am sitting here too listening to the rain. Most of it has moved out, but it does make for dreary days sometimes doesn't it? So that is what makes it nice to visit your blog, and see
    such a wonderful place that you have visited along with such beautiful gardens. Perhaps one day that might be possible, but for now I look at it through your posts! I can imagine walking around with a glass of champagne, breathing in the most romantic smells of flowers, and laughing as the bubbles from the champagne tickle my nose. That would be a lovely time with special friends!
    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place!
    Take Care! Ulrike

  16. even snel hoor, het is zo druk in blogland ik wil graag even bij iedereen langs. Ik vind je foto`s zoals altijd weer prachtig!

    lieve groet,

  17. Oh Madelief, I love this house / garden !!! Thanks to you - this is also cheering me up!!! I hope I will find an opportunity to visit this place some day. Next spring wi will make a one-week-trip to Cornwall but I'm afraid there will not be enough time to go to West Sussex, too... Hmm, we will see...
    Hugs and a wonderful weekend! Traude


Thank you for your lovely words.