Nymans under the spotlight in British Gardens in Time

Nymans in West Sussex is the star of the last in the four part BBC Four series – British Gardens in Time – which airs this evening at 9pm.

The series, co-presented by Chris Beardshaw, Andrea Wulf and the National Trust’s Alan Power looks in depth at the social history of four significant gardens.

Assistant Head Gardener, Philip Holmes says of the filming: “We were thrilled when we were invited to be a part of this series.

“Working with the production team was great fun and really interesting. The last time we had a major programme about Nymans recorded here was back in the 1970s when Gardeners’ World did two shows. Percy Thrower was the lead presenter then.

Visitors relaxing on a bench at Nymans, West Sussex. Credit NT Images & John Miller

Visitors relaxing on a bench at Nymans, West Sussex. Credit NT Images & John Miller

“The new programme features the garden throughout the year and captures the changing seasons in all their glory. Several of the garden team are featured including me talking to Nymans family representative, Alistair Buchanan, about the new planting scheme in the Sunken Garden. I was also lucky enough to be able to film some scenes at our twin garden in Southern Ireland with Lord Rosse.

A carpet of bluebells in the woods at Nymans, West Sussex. Credit NT Images & Stephen Robson

A carpet of bluebells in the woods at Nymans, West Sussex. Credit NT Images & Stephen Robson

“This week the garden is in full colour with many Camellias, Rhododendrons and late Magnolias in bloom. The Rock Garden will have lots of little gems out and there is a sea of bluebells out in the woods which are looking absolutely stunning.”

The series which features three National Trust gardens, was filmed by KEO films.

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