Described as 'One of the country's truly great gardens' by Country Life magazine, Borde Hill is more than just a beautiful & historic garden.

Borde Hill Garden is nestled in 200 acres of English Heritage listed Sussex parkland and woodland, with wonderful views across the Sussex Weald and the magnificent Ouse Valley. The garden is home to a nationally important collection of rare shrubs, champion trees and exotic plants.

Azalea ring and benchThe Garden -  17 acres of formal gardens to explore, wheelchair and pushchair accessible - see Map.  There are nine gardens in all, each one planted as a distinctive ‘garden room’, with an abundance of colour and interest throughout the seasons


ParklandWoodlandSmParkland & woods -Explore Warren Wood and Stephanie’s Glade with their diverse flora and fauna. Or enjoy the huge expanse of parkland, perfect for a picnic, BBQ, playing ball games, or walk your dog on a lead

PlaygroundKids - Bring your family & have fun in the adventure playground, or follow one of our Trails, or enjoy one of our Summer Family Fun. Picnic by the lake or enjoying a BBQ in the rolling parkland


Sussex Food Awards Events, shop & eat - A season of  Events for plant lovers, car enthusiasts, families and more. We also have the award winning Jeremy's Restaurant and Cafe Elvira as well as a shop and gallery

Lawn+House-75sqHeritage - Overlooked by an impressive Elizabethan Tudor mansion, which dates from 1598, the garden was planted from 1892 when the current owner’s great grandfather sponsored the great Victorian plant hunters

Borde Hill Garden - Gallery

Photo gallery - See our selection of photographs and videos of the garden and plants

Borde Hill has something for everyone
Horticulturalists and wildlife enthusiasts amongst us will enjoy savouring the wealth of rare plants on display. Take time to observe the rich variety of bird and insect life that flourishes in this peaceful habitat. Keen photographers and artists are welcome to set up their tripod or easel and capture the beautiful scenes amid the tranquillity that is Borde Hill Garden.
Open Air Cinema

Open Air Cinema – CANCELLED

The events on 19-21 September have been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please contact us for more information.

Halloween face painting

Haunted Halloween Fun

24th October to 2nd November 2014 everyday, 10am to 5pm

Meet witches, wizards, owls and bats!


Sculpture in the Garden

1st May till 30th September. Admission included in standard entry price. All exhibits for sale.


Property to Rent

Country cottages and flats available, some within the Garden – Commercial Offices and storage – Click photo…


Bring your DOG

Dogs are welcome on a lead - in the garden, parkland & woods.

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Garden Highlights

March–April, Magnolias and Camellias (Main Garden)

April–May, Rhododendrons and Azaleas (Main Garden & Woodland)

May, Rhododendrons, Bluebells (Woodland and Garden)

June–Sept, Roses & Herbaceous (Main Garden)

Sept–Oct, Autumn colour (Garden & South Park)

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Opening Times 2014

22 March until 2 November open daily 10am-6pm* (Except the afternoon of Saturday 23rd August) *or dusk if earlier. Last entry time is 1 hour before closing.

Borde Hill Garden
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