Sneak Peek – Behind the Scenes Garden tour
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Sneak Peek – Behind the Scenes Garden Tour

Join Head Gardner, Andy Stevens, for an exclusive pre-bookable ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Garden before Borde Hill opens to the public on 14th March, 11am-12noon.

The 1 hour guided tour will be a chance to experience the tranquillity of the Garden whilst closed for the winter and an opportunity to see early flowering crocuses and bulbs, camellias, magnolias and swathes of colourful hellebores. The tour will also offer a glimpse of what’s required to prepare the Garden for the busy season ahead.

Café Elvira, located outside of the main Garden entrance, will be open. The Gardener’s Retreat Café will be closed.

Ticket price includes entry to the Garden during the tour time only, 11am-12pm[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£10.00 per person (including Friends)
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Friends of Borde Hill Open Day
Mar 13 all-day

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An exclusive open day for existing and prospective Friends of Borde Hill

Take an early springtime stroll in the Garden before it officially opens to the public on 14 March. Enjoy colourful displays of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and spring bulbs.

Non-members welcome when joining on the day.

Become a member

Membership prices start from as little as £2.70 per month and give unlimited access to the Garden, Woodland and Parkland during the open season, 14 March – 1 November 2020. Benefits also include entry to the new Adventure Playground and FREE family trails throughout the school holidays.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Find out more or become a Friend of Borde Hill today” color=”primary” link=”||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10797″ img_size=”300 x 600″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Borde Hill Garden opens to the public
Mar 14 all-day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Visit this horticultural delight when the Garden reopens after the winter on 14 March 2020.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Mother’s Day
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Say thank you to Mum this Mother’s Day by treating her to an early springtime walk.

To help celebrate this special day, Mums accompanied by their children can pay the child entry price of £6.00*. Why not treat her to a warming barista coffee or tea served with a delicious cupcake at the Gardener’s Retreat Cafe for the special price of £4.00.

Spend some precious time together as a family and spot the signs of spring, including colourful displays of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and spring bulbs.

Browse the Gift Shop or Plant Nursery for that last minute present, or treat Mum to a Friends Membership so she can return time and time again.

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Rose Celebration Weeks
Jun 15 – Jun 26 all-day


Join us to celebrate the beauty of the Jay Robin’s Rose Garden

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Admire the beauty of the Rose Garden at its peak; a real feast for the senses with 750 David Austin rose plants and 100 varieties filling the air with a glorious fragrance.

The Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996, contains the most valued and popular roses developed by David Austin, including Gertrude Jekyll, Winchester Cathedral and Graham Thomas. It also contains the most popular roses sold in the last 12 months in the UK including Olivia Rose Austin, Lady Emma Hamilton and Darcy Bussell.

Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, says “Jay Robin’s Rose Garden is undoubtedly the main highlight of the summer displays, with the sight and fragrance of over 750 David Austin roses being something to behold.”

Special Group Tours 
During Rose Celebration Weeks, groups (15+ people) are invited to book a weekday guided tour of the principal ground floor rooms of the Elizabethan Mansion House, decorated especially with roses. Contact our Group Bookings Manager on 01444 450326 for details.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Rose Plants & Specialist Gifts
Browse our plant nursery for David Austin roses, or take home a rose-themed souvenir from our gift shop; the perfect reminder of your visit.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”11185″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”11186″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ – Talk with Michael Marriott
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Talk and Tour with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses.

As part of Borde Hill’s Rose Celebration Weeks, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of roses during a fascinating talk with lecturer, garden writer and Chief Rosarian at David Austin Roses, Michael Marriott.

Rediscover the beauty of growing and caring for this much-loved flower with one of the country’s leading experts. Michael will help you plan and nurture a beautiful rose garden, offering advice on everything from choosing the right rose for your situation, to pruning, fragrance and colour combinations.

Following the talk, join Michael Marriott and Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s fragrant Rose Garden at its peak with 750 David Austin roses in bloom.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Itinerary
10.30 – tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival served inside the Elizabethan Mansion House
11.00 – talk with Michael Marriott
12.00 – tour of the Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996

£39.50 non-members
£31.60 (20% discount for RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
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‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ – Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Award-winning designer and TV gardener, Juliet Sargeant, is bringing her Sussex Garden School to Borde Hill. Well-known for her approachable presenting style, Juliet’s fun and informative workshops are packed with knowledge gleaned from 20 years of creating gardens and with tips that you don’t find in books.

‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ Workshop – Thursday 2 July, 10.30-3.30

Re-create the magic of the Borde Hill Garden with a romantic rose border of your own. Learn how to combine roses and herbaceous plants to create borders and arches which will flower from spring to autumn.

Now the traditional rose border has evolved to include companion planting with other flowering shrubs and flowers to extend the season of interest. But how do you also ensure the practical considerations for maintaining the roses?

In this illustrated talk and workshop, Juliet will explain how to choose the most reliable roses and combine them with suitable under-planting, to create borders that perform for months, with the classic romance of roses.

Subjects covered:
Different types of rose plants – choosing, buying and planting roses – perfect companion plants for a romantic rose border – the practicalities of maintaining a rose border

Who is the course for?
Beginners and garden enthusiasts are welcome.
This course for anyone who loves roses, but would like to extend their season of interest with romantic companion planting

By the end of the day you will:

  • understand how to combine rose plants for beautiful effect
  • understand how to extend the season of interest of your rose borders
  • know a good range of herbaceous plants to combine with and underplant your rose border
  • Be inspired by Borde Hill’s beautiful rose garden and learn to re-create its magic in your own home.

The Group:
We will be an informal group. Juliet teaches in an accessible, workshop style with illustrated ‘info-bites’ and relevant exercises for you to think about your own garden.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10548″ img_size=”300″][vc_single_image image=”11085″ img_size=”300″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£90.00 (Early Bird £80.00 if booked before 15 May)
£72.00 (RHS Members and Friends of Borde Hill)

Booking essential at:

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National Gardens Scheme Open Day
Sep 7 all-day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Join us when we open especially for the National Gardens Scheme charity… a perfect opportunity to enjoy our late summer colour whilst supporting the work on the NGS..

Normal admission charges apply, with all net proceeds going to the NGS.