About

Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with spectacular views over the Sussex Weald and the Ouse Valley, Borde Hill’s grounds extend to over 200 acres across the garden, woodland and parkland. The 17 acres of formal garden are designed in a series of outdoor ‘rooms’, each with its own distinctive character, colour and scent. From the exotic ‘Garden of Allah’ and the beautiful Azelea Ring, to the traditional Rose Garden and peaceful Italian Garden, Borde Hill is a treat for the senses. Our historic Garden is constantly evolving with new plantings and designs to add to variety, colour and interest throughout the year.

Borde Hill has received numerous awards, including the Historic Houses Association ‘Garden of the Year’.

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For plant lovers

Springtime’s magnificent displays of early flowering magnolias,  camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas are a sight to behold. Summer’s warmth brings out the glorious fragrance of hundreds of roses and the colourful blooms in the herbaceous borders. Autumn transforms the colours of the many mature and award-winning trees in the Grade II* listed landscape. The Garden is dotted with seating and areas where you can simply sit in peaceful contemplation and let the world pass by.

For explorers

Warren Wood and Stephanie’s Glade come alive in the spring with huge flowering rhododendrons overhanging carpets of bluebells and wood anemones. The woodland and parkland contain numerous rare and exotic trees, many of them ‘champions’, planted by Colonel Stephenson R Clarke who sponsored the great plant hunters to travel all over the world in the early 20th century. Please note that the uneven terrain is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

For families

Our Adventure Playground offers fun for children of all ages with zip wire, balance bars, climbing frames and more. Families can enjoy a picnic beside the lakes or attend one of numerous kids events hosted throughout the year, including the Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween trail, and activity toys and games.

For dog walkers

We welcome dogs on leads, and with so much space even the most energetic dog will have a great day out! Our extensive woodland and parkland are particularly suitable for dog walking.