A ‘Celebration of Flowers’ at Nymans

A ‘Celebration of Flowers’ at Nymans

Saturday 16th June at 11am until Friday 22nd June

Nymans house and garden in Handcross, hosts its 11th annual flower festival. This event celebrates the season’s abundance of flowers and will be opened by Victoria Messel, a botanical artist and member of the Messel family who once lived at Nymans.

Victoria explains, ‘Nymans was always full of flowers because my family loved them. It is fantastic that this tradition is continued to this day by dedicated staff. Flowers give such great life to the house and garden.’

The year’s ‘Celebration of Flowers’ will be a tribute to three members of the Messel family whose creative vision led to the development of the present day garden at Nymans. Focussing on the lives of Muriel Messel (1889 – 1918), Maud Messel (1875 – 1960), and Anne Messel, the Countess of Rosse (1902 – 1992) staff and volunteers at Nymans will be interpreting the women’s style through a series of flower arrangements. All three women were passionate about gardening and flowers.

Over 15 arrangements created from hundreds of blooms will be on display throughout the house, each with a distinct colour scheme to represent the three women. Every arrangement has been carefully created by one of a team of volunteer flower arrangers, demonstrating their own unique style.

Normal garden admission applies.


Nymans, Staplefield Lane, Handcross RH17 6EB