We have visited Nymans many,many times over the years and for me, it is one of my favourite NT properties. Pretty, rural and romantic with a gentle, calm atmosphere. Beautiful all year round and there is a lovely woodland walk too. Good children's activities and the cafe is pleasant enough, though overly priced and slow. The dovecote is stunning and the ruins of the old house have a certain atmosphere about them. The herbaceous borders and the rose garden is gorgeous in the summer. However, this pretty little property has turned into Disneyland at weekends due to the ludicrous parking charges introduced at Wakehurst Place. People are deserting Wakehurst as they are NOT prepared to pay 10 pounds to park. It is no longer a calm oasis in West Sussex. Now there are piles of cars queuing to park in the smallish car park with Hoards of disgruntled senior citizens forced away from Wakehurst and families with toddlers fleeing from Wakehurst looking for an alternative day out. The peace and tranquility has gone due to the hoards now. People everywhere you look, desperate to find a bit of countryside for themselves. Not much chance of that now thanks to the NT and Kew set up. I feel sorry for the disabled visitors who receive no concessions at all at Wakehurst. They now end up at Nymans whether they like it or not, as they are unable to pay 10 to park at Wakehurst. They drive round and round desperately trying to park at Nymans along with everyone else. What a pity Nymans is like Disneyland at weekends these days. How about a Mickey Mouse trail for visitors?
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