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The best of all worlds

"One of the country's truly great gardens"
Country Life

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For horticultural enthusiasts:

17 acres of rare plants, shrubs and trees in seasonal garden 'rooms'

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For children and families:

200 acres of parkland, playground and holiday events to enjoy

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For garden enthusiasts:

Traditional designs with modern features

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For history lovers:

An impressive Elizabethan Manor with a historically important garden

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Nature lovers & dog walkers:

Garden and woodland to explore.

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Heritage Garden

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with panoramic views




Visit for springtime delights when the Garden re-opens on 20 March 2018

Botanical heritage and stunning landscapes make Borde Hill the perfect day out for horticultural enthusiasts, country lovers and families alike.

Created by Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke from seeds gathered by the Great Plant Hunters of the early 1900s, the Edwardian Garden is renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees. See our Photos & Videos.Monthly draw for a Free Day ticketFour generations of the Stephenson Clarke family have passionately continued to develop this Grade II* English Heritage Garden and Parkland that has been a registered Charity since 1965.

Garden status X– Closed until 20 March 2018

The Garden

The Rose Garden, The Azalea Ring, The Italian Garden, The Garden of Allah: there’s something for everyone in our award-winning formal gardens.

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Parkland & Woodland

200 acres gives everyone room to explore! Enjoy a woodland walk, a lakeside stroll or a picnic in the formal gardens. Why not bring your dog too!


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Kids & Playground

A favourite with children of all ages, the adventure playground includes a fun zip line, climbing frame, balance beams, swings and more…


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Events in 2018

An enticing line up of events focussing on the garden, music and the arts; including activities to re-connect children with nature, open air Opera, summer music, car shows and more…

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Shop & Eat

Browse for plants and gifts in our shop. Visit the garden café for a tasty cream tea. The award-winning Jeremy’s restaurant and Café Elvira also offer delicious menus.

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Find out about our fascinating history: the great plant collectors of the early 1900s and their discoveries, and four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family who created the Garden.

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Named by Country Life as “One of the country’s truly great gardens“, Borde Hill was awarded “Garden of the Year” by the Historic Houses Association, and has received numerous RHS awards.

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Lasting memories

Borde Hill Garden is the perfect spot to take your photos or videos.

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