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Mar
25
Mon
2019
Borde Hill Garden opens to the public
Mar 25 all-day

Visit this horticultural delight when the Garden reopens after the winter on 25 March 2019.

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Camellia Heritage Tours at 11am and 2pm
Mar 30 all-day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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.

Camellias[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Tours will take place at 11am and 2pm and last approximately 45 minutes.

Tickets available on the day: £3 per person, plus standard Garden admission

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Apr
2
Tue
2019
Magnolia Tour with Head Gardener
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Head Gardener, Andy Stevens for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s magnificent collection of early-flowering magnolias.

Borde Hill boasts one of the finest collections of magnolias in England, with many listed as ‘Champion’ trees.  It is a renowned collection with over 100 trees and 25 species planted throughout the Garden and Woodland.  Many are the original plants collected by the Great Plant Hunters of the early 1900s and planted over 80 years ago by the Garden’s founder Colonel Stephenson R Clarke. They continue to flower with dramatic beauty each year.

Tickets available on the day: £3 per person, plus standard Garden admission

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Shrubs for Seasonality: Talk & Tour with Jim Gardiner
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Shrubs for Seasonality: Talk & Tour with Jim Gardiner

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Enjoy a fascinating talk given by RHS Vice President and leading horticulturalist Jim Gardiner.

Drawing from his remarkable experience of working for the RHS for 28 years, Jim’s illustrated talk will identify a wide selection of shrubs that can be used in gardens of all sizes to provide interest throughout the seasons.

In addition, he will highlight a range of plants, including bulbs and herbaceous, that can be used in association with shrubs to give ‘added value’ to your planting.

Following the talk, enjoy a private tour of the Garden.

Ticket price includes refreshments on arrival served inside the Elizabethan Mansion House.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£22.40 (RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
£28.00 non-members[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book Now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D56||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10483″ img_size=”medium”][vc_single_image image=”9347″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

May
4
Sat
2019
‘Plants for Free’ Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 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 for the first time with a series of exciting talks and workshops designed to help improve your gardening knowledge and confidence. Well-known for her approachable presenting style, Juliet’s fun and informative ‘Easy Garden Workshops’ and ‘Tasty Garden Talks’ are packed with knowledge gleaned from 20 years of creating gardens and with tips that you don’t find in books.

‘Plants for Free’ Workshop – Saturday 4 May, 10.30-3.00

In the first of her practical workshops, Juliet will demonstrate when and how to take successful cuttings to create new plants for nothing.

With a combination of theory, demonstrations and hands-on practice, by the end of the day, you will be able to take cuttings from a wide variety of plants.

Bring weather-proof clothes and foot-wear.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£52.00 (RHS Members)
£65.00 non-members

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book Now” color=”primary” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sussexgardenschool.com||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10531″ img_size=”300″][vc_single_image image=”10533″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

May
16
Thu
2019
‘Practical Pruning’ Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
May 16 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 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 for the first time with a series of exciting talks and workshops designed to help improve your gardening knowledge and confidence. Well-known for her approachable presenting style, Juliet’s fun and informative ‘Easy Garden Workshops’ and ‘Tasty Garden Talks’ are packed with knowledge gleaned from 20 years of creating gardens and with tips that you don’t find in books.

‘Practical Pruning’ Workshop – Thursday 16 May, 10.30-3.00

Pruning can be a daunting task, so in this practical workshop, Juliet will demonstrate how to prune your shrubs to keep them healthy and flowering well.

Through a combination of theory, demonstrations and hands-on practice, you will have the confidence to know when and how to successfully prune a variety of shrubs to get the best from them.

Bring weather-proof clothes and foot-wear.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£52.00 (RHS Members)
£65.00 non-members

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book Now” color=”primary” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sussexgardenschool.com||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10531″ img_size=”300″][vc_single_image image=”10540″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

May
25
Sat
2019
Half-Term Family Fun – Nature: No App For That
May 25 – Jun 2 all-day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This Half-Term put down your electronic devices and spend time outside, playing, creating and exploring at Borde Hill Garden.

A week of exciting activities connecting children to nature.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Jun
17
Mon
2019
Rose Celebration Weeks
Jun 17 – Jun 28 all-day

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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 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.”[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][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_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5757″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Jul
11
Thu
2019
‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 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 for the first time with a series of exciting talks and workshops designed to help improve your gardening knowledge and confidence. Well-known for her approachable presenting style, Juliet’s fun and informative ‘Easy Garden Workshops’ and ‘Tasty Garden Talks’ 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 11 July, 10.30-3.00

Using the famous Borde Hill Rose Garden for inspiration, Juliet will share with you, her wealth of knowledge in creating beautiful flower borders.

Learn to combine roses with flowering shrubs and perennials to design long-lasting, colourful and scented summer displays. Juliet’s illustrated talk will be combined with a short design exercises to help you to apply your new-found skills.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£52.00 (RHS Members)
£65.00 non-members

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book Now” color=”primary” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sussexgardenschool.com||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10531″ img_size=”300″][vc_single_image image=”10548″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Specialist Plant Fair
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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The Plant Fairs Roadshow  – a wide range of locally grown, garden worthy and unusual plants to inspire keen gardeners.

The Plant Fairs Roadshow is organised by a group of nurseries and smaller growers who provide a mouth-watering range of interesting, rare and unusual plants for plant hungry gardeners.

Discounted admission rate, to include entry to the Garden: £7.00 per person[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
18
Fri
2019
‘Tasty Autumn Talk’ with Juliet Sargeant
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 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 for the first time with a series of exciting talks and workshops designed to help improve your gardening knowledge and confidence. Well-known for her approachable presenting style, Juliet’s fun and informative ‘Easy Garden Workshops’ and ‘Tasty Garden Talks’ are packed with knowledge gleaned from 20 years of creating gardens and with tips that you don’t find in books.

‘Tasty Autumn Talk’ – Friday 18 October, 10.30-12noon

Autumn Flavours from your Garden.

Juliet has teamed up with chef Samantha Mathews, to bring you an amazing new garden and food experience. Juliet will speak about the many edible ornamental plants that grow commonly in our gardens and Sam will offer you tasters to eat and drink.

Did you know that hostas, sedums, dahlias and daylilies are all edible? Come along and try our tasters and you will never look at your borders in the same way again!

The talk includes 5 delicious tasters.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£20.00 (RHS Members)
£25.00 non-members

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book Now” color=”primary” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sussexgardenschool.com||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10531″ img_size=”300″][vc_single_image image=”10557″ img_size=”300″][vc_single_image image=”10558″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][/vc_row]