Nymans | A Triumph of Love
Adversity has marked the history of Nymans since Ludwig Messel bought the estate to create his dream home in 1890. And indeed he did. The glory years of the pre-war era ended abruptly with World War II. Shortly after, a devastating fire destroyed a wing of the house, leaving a romantic gothic ruin as a backdrop to the enchanting gardens. Disaster visited again forty years later during the Great Storm, which blew down 500 trees, including 40 champion trees. Yet the love and artistry of successive generations surmounted every setback to create one of the most romantic gardens you could wish to see.
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