National Gardens Scheme Open Day – 90th Anniversary Celebrations
May 27 all-day


Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme when we open in aid of charity.

Borde Hill was one of the original Gardens joining the NGS in 1927, so join us in celebrating this special 90 year association.

To accompany the day, there will be a 1920s theme, with vintage music playing in the Garden and live Jazz by Select Syncopators between 12-3pm.

Teas and refreshments will also be available throughout the day. You’re even invited to come in your best 1920s dress! Normal admission charges apply. Friends of Borde Hill are also invited to donate £5 per person, with all net proceeds going to support the NGS. Tickets can be booked in advance here 

Dogs on leads welcome.

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.

National Gardens Scheme Open Day
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

IMG_8354Visit on our NGS day when we open the Garden especially for charity.

Normal admission charges apply, with all net proceeds going to support the National Gardens Scheme

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

Dogs on leads welcome.