Calendar

Apr
2
Sun
2017
Borde Hill ‘Camellia Heritage’ Tours – Book Now
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

CamelliasTours available: 11am and 3pm

Tickets: £10 per person, including Garden entry (£5 for Friends of Borde Hill)

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Sensible shoes are advisable

Apr
5
Wed
2017
RHS Talk: ‘Magnolias; aristocrats for gardens of all sizes’ with Jim Gardiner – Book Now
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

jim-gardiner-pub0018706_940x627RHS Talk: ‘Magnolias; aristocrats for gardens of all sizes’ with Jim Gardiner

Enjoy a presentation given by leading horticulturalist and RHS expert Jim Gardiner. Drawing from his remarkable experience of working for the RHS and his passion for magnolias, Jim will advise on the best varieties to grow whilst giving tips on planting and caring for them. Following the talk, enjoy a private tour of the Garden with Jim and Head Gardener, Andy Stevens.

Price includes refreshments on arrival.

Tickets:
RHS Members and Friends of Borde Hill: £24.00 (£26.40 with Gift Aid)
Non-members: £30.00 (£33.00 with Gift Aid)
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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 and in 2015 were featured on BBC2 Gardeners’ World.

May
27
Sat
2017
National Gardens Scheme Open Day – 90th Anniversary Celebrations
May 27 all-day

2017 National Garden Scheme

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

IMG_8354Borde 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.

May
28
Sun
2017
Half-Term Fun
May 28 – Jun 4 all-day

Nature Trail-3504Come and explore nature’s jewels from plants to wildlife. Details to follow…Friends go Free

 

 

 

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.

Jun
29
Thu
2017
RHS Talk: ‘First-rate Perennials’ with Val Bourne – Booking Soon
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
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Val Bourne

Join Val Bourne, an award-winning garden writer, photographer, lecturer and organic gardener for an inspirational talk on perennials. Val will identify some of the best performers in the garden, whilst highlighting a selection of her personal favourites, explaining why each is such a good plant. Val writes for The Daily Telegraph, Saga Magazine and many others. She also judges the perennial and dahlia trials at RHS Wisley.

Ticket price includes refreshments on arrival and a tour of the Garden.

Tickets: £26.00 (RHS Members & Friends of Borde Hill), £32.50 non-members

(Tickets will be available to purchase online shortly)

www.valbourne.co.uk

Sep
14
Thu
2017
RHS Talk: ‘The Curious History of the Cottage Garden’ with Stephanie Donaldson- Booking Soon
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
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Stephanie Donaldson

Enjoy a fascinating talk by Stephanie Donaldson, National Gardening author, journalist and former garden editor of Country Living Magazine, tracing the arrival in the country of many plants associated with the cottage garden. As Stephanie talks, she gradually assembles the plants, creating a stunning table top cottage garden.

Ticket price includes refreshments on arrival and a tour of the Garden.

Tickets: £24.00 (RHS Members & Friends of Borde Hill), £30.00 non-members

(Tickets will be available to purchase online shortly)

Oct
2
Mon
2017
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.