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May
12
Fri
2017
Sculpture Exhibition 2017
May 12 – Oct 2 all-day

L-R: ‘Blue’ by Dot Kuzniar, ‘Grace’ by Juliet Scott, ‘Mr & Mrs’ by Rosalind Read, ‘Achilles Heel’ by Jordi Raga, ‘Frances with a Butterfly’ by Antoinette Jackson

Borde Hill’s historic garden has been transformed into an outdoor gallery. Opened on 11th May by local, international best-selling crime writer Peter James, together with a host of other celebrities and local dignatories, the Garden provides the perfect backdrop for the 18th annual Sculpture Exhibition.

Rose Bud by Will Spankie

There are over 80 works in a variety of styles to suit a range of tastes, all at different prices to accommodate the smallest or largest wallet. From the bronze and resin dark stately figure of ‘Grace’ by Juliet Scott, gliding across the south lawn of the Elizabethan Mansion to a rust coloured ‘Herd of Deer’ in a suitable clearing and the fun shiney metal and wood ‘Flight of the Avocets’ by Simon Hempsell ‘flying’ out over an Area of  Outstanding Natural Beauty, the sculptures also take the viewer deeper into the landscape.

The placement of the art is key , highlighting even the most hidden away areas of Borde Hill Garden such as the Old Potting Sheds where decorative ceramic pieces including ‘Night Tide’ by Nicola Crocker rest naturally upon a gravel surface.  And this year three stunning but vastly different pieces in Jay Robin’s Rose Garden have been especially commissioned in celebration of it’s 21st anniversary  in June – ‘Rose Bud’, by Will Spankie, ‘Bud for Borde Hill’ by Rob Leighton and ‘Jubilee’ by Dot Kuzniar.

The composition of the pieces all over the Garden are varied – as well as Bronze, Metal and Wood, there is artwork formed from Stone, Resin, Ceramic, Iron Resin, Cast Marble, Cast Pewter and Marble Resin, with several smaller pieces on display in the Green Tree Gallery.

Peter James, a keen artwork collector himself, who opened the exhibition said, “I was delighted to have been asked to open Borde Hill’s 18th Annual Sculpture Exhibition, as I’ve long collected art and believe strongly in supporting new and up and coming artists, particularly those who are local.”

Tom Acott from sponsors 1st CENTRAL said “We are very pleased to be sponsoring the Sculpture Exhibition at Borde Hill’s beautiful Garden for the 3rd year, helping support both local artists and those from further away”.

The Sculpture Exhibition, showcasing over 80 works by both established and up-and-coming artists runs daily from 12th May – 2nd October 2017, with admission included in the standard entry price.

All pieces are available to purchase.

Kindly sponsored by:

1st Central Insurance

 

 

For further information, press images, or to submit an application for the 2018 exhibition, please email SculptureAndArt@bordehill.co.uk

Jun
19
Mon
2017
Rose Celebration Week
Jun 19 – Jun 25 all-day

Join us for a week of celebrations to mark the 21st Anniversary of Jay Robin’s Rose Garden, with its 750 David Austin roses which fill the air with a glorious fragrance.

The celebrations include weekday tours of the Elizabethan Mansion (usually closed to the public), plus half hour tours of the Rose Garden and surrounding borders. Additional tour charges apply – see below.

There will also be specialist rose plants and gifts for sale, as well as several rose-themed artworks as part of the 2017 Sculpture Exhibition.

Art clubs are also being invited for painting classes.

Normal Garden entry prices apply

 

 

 

House Tours

11am daily, Monday to Friday.

Take this unique opportunity to join a tour of the beautiful Grade II listed Elizabethan Mansion house, usually closed to the public. Delve into its history dating from 1590 and gain an insight into the lives and ancestors of the current owners, Mr and Mrs Stephenson Clarke.

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Rose Garden Tours

11.45am daily, Monday to Friday.

Combine a tour of the house with a fascinating guided walk around the Rose Garden and surrounding borders, led by Head Gardener, Andy Stevens.

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All tours charged at £3.50 extra per person, per tour, including Friends of Borde Hill (advance booking required)

Tours last approximately 30 minutes enabling visitors to book a House and Garden tour in succession. House Tours are unsuitable for under 16’s. There are no concession tickets available for these tours. Tickets available per tour – 30, to be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Aug
6
Sun
2017
Music in the Garden – Sundays in August
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm

Pavlos and Sarah _4292sm cropBorde Hill’s popular Musical Sundays return every Sunday in August from 1-3pm.

Relax with a picnic whilst being serenaded by a different musical act each week.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Little Ritz Vintage Tea will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

No extra charge for these events. Friends go Free

 

Aug
13
Sun
2017
Music in the Garden – Sundays in August
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm

Pavlos and Sarah _4292sm cropBorde Hill’s popular Musical Sundays return every Sunday in August from 1-3pm.

Relax with a picnic whilst being serenaded by a different musical act each week.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Little Ritz Vintage Tea will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

No extra charge for these events. Friends go Free

 

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Music in the Garden – Sundays in August
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm

Pavlos and Sarah _4292sm cropBorde Hill’s popular Musical Sundays return every Sunday in August from 1-3pm.

Relax with a picnic whilst being serenaded by a different musical act each week.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Little Ritz Vintage Tea will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

No extra charge for these events. Friends go Free

 

Aug
27
Sun
2017
Music in the Garden – Sundays in August
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm

Pavlos and Sarah _4292sm cropBorde Hill’s popular Musical Sundays return every Sunday in August from 1-3pm.

Relax with a picnic whilst being serenaded by a different musical act each week.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Little Ritz Vintage Tea will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

No extra charge for these events. Friends go Free