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. Borde Hill Garden is home to a nationally important collection of rare shrubs, champion trees and exotic plants.
Explore Warren Wood, Stephanie’s Glade and Stonepits, with its diverse flora and fauna. Or enjoy the huge expanse of parkland, perfect for a picnic, BBQ or for playing ball games.
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There are also 17 acres of formal gardens to explore, wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Overlooked by an impressive Elizabethan Tudor mansion, which dates from 1598, there are nine gardens in all, each one planted as a distinctive ‘garden room’. This tradition began in 1892 by the current owner’s great grandfather, and ensures an abundance of colour and interest throughout the seasons.

Garden history and highlights.

Delight in the wonderful scents and display in Jay Robin's Rose Garden . Relax in the tranquil surroundings of the Garden of Allah. Enjoy the newly re-planted Italian Garden, and discover six more.

Something for everyone.

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.
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Families especially will have fun in the adventure playground, following the Tree Trail to learn more about the habitat, having a picnic by the lake or enjoying a BBQ in the rolling parkland.
Dog walkers are welcome to bring their dogs on a lead and explore our woodland, parkland and gardens.
Or join us at one of our many Events.
Come and see why Country Life magazine described Borde Hill as 'one of the country's truly great gardens’.

The Garden

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Planted from 1892 as distinctive rooms with rare trees and shrubs it now extends to over 17 acres within the larger parkland setting.

Park & Woodland

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200 acres of English Heritage listed parkland with magical woodland walks, picnic areas and dog walking.


Fun for children with zip line and play frames and swings, set in the parkland overlooking the lakes.

Musical Sundays

Every Sunday in August 1pm to 3pm

No additional charge for entry


Outdoor Theatre

Pride & Prejudice 8th August

Peter Pan 9th August


Sculpture in the Garden

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


Events Diary

See our diary of events for great family days out, sculpture, music, car shows and more.


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.

Garden Highlights

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)


Opening Times 2014

22 March until 2 November open daily 10am-6pm* (Except closed 26th July) *or dusk if earlier. Last entry time is 1 hour before closing.

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