The beauty of the changing seasons is captured at Nymans Gardens

The house in the garden was turned into a gothic mansion in the 1920s, but burnt down shortly thereafter. Through 31 October, guests will be able to explore the ruins of the house as well as the gardens. The rooms that are still remaining after the fire have been decorated with flowers and 17th century furniture as Anne Messel, the Countess of Rosse, had them.

There are audio tours and seasonal touch screen tours of the gardens available to enhance guests experience at the gardens. Activities are provided for families with children. If a guest is not able to spend the day walking around the garden, electric buggy tours are available. There is also an open-air theatre and several workshops available. Here are some of the upcoming events:

Family Woodland Weekend
16-17 October
Families can celebrate autumn by collecting nuts, leaves and seeds and creating a woodland creature from them.
Willow Weaving Workshops
8-9 November
Learn how to weave your own decorative garden ball, plant climber or small fence with hands on tutoring. 
Book in advance 01444 405 250

Woodland Autumn Walks Week
10-14 November at 11 am and 2 pm
Take a guided walk with the warden around the woods
Lunch Lecture – All Creatures Great and Small for the South Downs with Patrick Coulcher
15 November at 11am-3pm 
Coulcher will tell guests of the South Downs, sharing about the birds, plants and chalk of Beachy Head to Winchester Hill. He will also share stories of war and this unique landscape as well as about the shipwrecks off the Seven Sisters.

General admission to the gardens is £8 for adults and £4 for children. Nymans Gardens is about a 30-minute drive from umi Hotel Brighton. Guests can also take an hour-long trip on a public bus to the gardens. The gardens offer a free cup of tea or coffee in the restaurant to visitors who arrive via public transportation. To get the full experience of Sussex County this autumn stay at umi Hotel Brighton’s seafront hotel. Visit to make your plans.