Calendar

Mar
19
Mon
2018
Friends of Borde Hill Open Day
Mar 19 all-day

A special day for our Friends before Borde Hill opens for the 2018 season.

Join us for an exclusive Friends open day and be the first to see our springtime delights before the Garden opens to the public on 20 March.

Non-members are welcome when joining on the day.

Read more about the benefits of our Friends and Gold Friends memberships here

Mar
20
Tue
2018
Borde Hill Garden opens to the public
Mar 20 all-day

Come and visit this horticultural delight and peaceful haven from modern life.

Mar
30
Fri
2018
Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure
Mar 30 – Apr 15 all-day

 

Hop along to Borde Hill Garden for Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure

30th March – 15th April 2018, daily

Bertram Bunny is visiting Borde Hill for the Easter holidays and is causing mayhem and upsetting all the other bunnies who live and work at the Garden. We need your help to find Bertram and restore peace and tranquillity.  Follow the puzzle trail* around the Garden to work out Bertram’s secret password and receive a chocolate egg reward!

Each day children can also claim a free craft bag, containing all the materials needed to make an Easter-themed masterpiece to take home. Between Good Friday and Easter Monday there will be a special chocolate prize given at 3pm for the most inspired Easter creation!

On selected days children can find the Easter Bunny hoping around the Garden, whilst on Thursday 5th April they can have their face painted with an array of colourful springtime and Easter-themed designs (small additional charge applies).

Families are also invited to share creative time together, with brand new storytelling sessions. On Wednesday 4th April, Teeny Tiny Mouse helps a team of gardeners complete a difficult challenge in ‘Once Upon a Garden…’. Then on Saturday 14th April, we present ‘Once Upon an Egg’, with enchanting tales based upon the themes of Easter, birth and renewal.

For hungry tummies, delicious Easter-themed treats will be available at the new Gardeners’ Retreat café and for those wishing to let off steam, the Adventure Playground offers an exhilarating zip wire.

Spring is also a magical time to explore the Garden and Woodland, with an abundance of flowering magnolias, camellias, hellebores and rhododendrons. Picnics and dogs on leads welcome.

*Normal admission, plus £2 per trail (FREE to Friends of Borde Hill)

The Garden and Adventure Playground are open 10am-5pm, daily.  Easter Trail 10am-5pm, with activities 11am-3pm

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Information correct at time of publication. May be subject to change.

Apr
4
Wed
2018
Storytelling for Families: Once Upon a Garden…
Apr 4 all-day

An invitation to the whole family to share creative time inspired by stories about gardens and plants from around the world.

Come and find out how a wily Chinese Emperor sets a gardening challenge to find his successor and how a team of gardeners simply can not manage without the help of Teeny Tiny Mouse.

Come and share what you like doing in the garden!

Led by Lucinda Weis of Telling Tales Storyplay based in Uckfield.

40 minute sessions at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm.

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Storytelling for Families: Once Upon an Egg
Apr 14 all-day

An invitation to the whole family to share creative time inspired by international folk tales around the themes of Easter: birth, renewal, and good and evil.

Hear how Masha and the firebird prevent the evil Baba Yaga from destroying the balance of nature, and how a collection of talking eggs bring joy and hope to some, and horror and just deserts to others – what would be your fate?

Led by Lucinda Weis of Telling Tales Storyplay based in Uckfield.

40 minute sessions at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm.

May
26
Sat
2018
Nature: No App For That
May 26 – Jun 3 all-day

Put down your electronic device and spend time outside, playing, creating and exploring.

A week of exciting activities connecting children to nature.

Additional charges apply.

May
29
Tue
2018
Sharp Shots Photo Workshop for 7-11 Year Olds – Capturing Colour
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Age: 7-11 year olds
Fee: £39 
Camera rental: available for an additional £5

Learn how capture the colour of Borde Hill’s blossoms and garden through understanding camera mechanics and composition. Students will learn which camera settings to use when and how to take sharp, super colourful photographs.

Your child is welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks.

 

Booking essential

Sharp Shots Photo Workshop for 12-15 Year Olds – Capturing Colour
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Age: 12-15 year olds
Fee: £55 
DSLR Camera rental: Available for an additional £10

Learn how capture the colour of Borde Hill’s blossoms and gardens through understanding camera mechanics and composition. Students will learn which camera settings to use when and how to take sharp, super colourful photographs.

Your teen is welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks.

Booking essential

Jun
3
Sun
2018
Focus 10k Run for Chailey Heritage Foundation
Jun 3 all-day

Join us for a 10k or 5k run in the scenic parkland to support this local charity.

Jul
25
Wed
2018
Sharp Shots Photo Workshop for 7-11 Year Olds – Nature Photography
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Age: 7-11 year olds
Fee: £39 
Camera rental: available for an additional £5

Get ready to capture the beautiful natural surroundings of Borde Hill through your camera lens. We’ll be looking for bugs and small wildlife to record through our lenses and learning how shutter speed and focus makes the photos really sharp. We will also be photographing all the trees and plants learning how to compose interesting, well thought out images through our camera lenses.

Your child is welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks.

Booking essential

Sharp Shots Photo Workshop for 12-15 Year Olds – Nature Photography
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Age: 12-15 year olds
Fee: £55 
DSLR Camera rental: Available for an additional £10

Get ready to capture the beautiful natural surroundings of Borde Hill through your camera lens. We’ll be looking for bugs and small wildlife to record through our lenses and learning how shutter speed and focus makes the photos really sharp. We will also be photographing all the trees and plants learning how to compose interesting, well thought out images through our camera lenses.

Your teen is welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks.

Booking essential

Aug
1
Wed
2018
The Garden of Imagination
Aug 1 @ 5:56 pm – Aug 30 @ 6:56 pm

This summer the beautiful Garden, lakes and woodland will inspire you to imagine fantasy creatures and other worldly beings.  Let your creativity run free and see where your imagination takes you!  £2 per activity.

Sep
2
Sun
2018
Harley Davidson Bikes & Brews
Sep 2 all-day

Enjoy the spectacle of Harley Davidson bikes visiting Borde Hill, with music and locally produced ales.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Halloween Hocus Pocus
Oct 20 – Oct 31 all-day

Dare you wander the Garden to find all the clues on our spooky trail.

Additional charges apply.

Oct
28
Sun
2018
Pumpkin Glow
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come along and carve your own pumpkin design, or bring along one you have made at home, to add to our lit pumpkin line.

Prizes for the most creative pumpkins.  Additional charges for pumpkin carving.