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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

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For nature lovers:

200 acres of glorious parkland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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For children and families:

Room to run, events to enjoy, adventure playground to explore

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For explorers and dog walkers:

beautiful woodland walks and lakeside strolls

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For history lovers:

An impressive Elizabethan Manor House and a historically important garden full of rare discoveries



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.

Four 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. See us on Google+.

Garden open status:  = Closed today

The Garden

The Rose Garden, The Azelea 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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Weddings & Functions

Whether celebrating a special birthday, planning a wedding, or looking for a unique setting for your corporate event, Borde Hill can cater for them all.

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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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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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Equilleus horse sculpture


We’re celebrating our 50th year of opening in 2015, with a series of family-friendly events, including our sculpture exhibition and special tours and talks about the history of the Garden.

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Shop & Eat

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

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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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