Herald the start of our new season by joining camellia enthusiast, Nick Schroder, on a guided tour of the camellia collection at Borde Hill Garden.
Trace the history of these wonderful plants, brought to Europe across the high seas from China by the tea merchants of the 18th and early 19th Centuries. Discover how Colonel Stephenson R. Clarke of Borde Hill sponsored the plant hunters, and how he raised the famous Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ here in the 1930’s. The actual plants, still thriving today, will bring the tour to life as you explore this historic garden.
Tours available: 11am and 3pm
Tickets: £10 per person, including Garden entry (£5 for Friends of Borde Hill)
Sensible shoes are advisable
Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme when we open in aid of charity.
Borde Hill is one of the original Gardens joining the NGS in 1927; join us as we celebrate this special 90 year association.
To accompany the day, there will be vintage music playing in the Garden, with teas and refreshments also available. You are even invited to come in 1920s dress.
Normal admission charges apply, with all net proceeds going to support the NGS.
Tickets can be booked in advance here
Dogs on leads welcome.
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
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.
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.