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Mar
22
Thu
2018
‘Magnolias: ‘Every garden should have one’ – Talk & Tour with Jim Gardiner – Book Now
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Enjoy a magnolia talk given by RHS Vice President and leading horticulturalist 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 during which Jim will unveil a new ‘Gardiner Grove’ planted with specimen magnolias and birches to mark the 125th anniversary of the purchase of Borde Hill by Colonel Stephenson R Clarke in 1893.

Ticket price includes refreshments on arrival served inside the Elizabethan House.

Tickets: £20.80 (RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill), £26.00 non-members Book Now

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.

May
16
Wed
2018
‘The Edwardian Garden – golden and delicious’ – Talk & Tour with Caroline Holmes Book Now
May 16 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Caroline Holmes, Garden Historian, lecturer, broadcaster and author presents an inspirational talk on the history of the Edwardian Garden, as part of the Garden’s 125th anniversary celebrations.

Highmount Lily Pool, Gertrude Jekyll Garden, 1924

The Edwardian Garden evokes memories of a golden afternoon, glimpsed in black and white photographs and nostalgic cottage paintings with architecture inspired by the Mediterranean. During the talk, Caroline will recall the drifting borders of Gertrude Jekyll and Italianate splendours of Harold Peto.

Ticket price includes refreshments on arrival served inside the Elizabethan House.

Following the talk Head Gardener, Andy Stevens will give a guided tour of the Garden.

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

Borde Hill was purchased in 1893 by Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke who was instrumental in the development of the Garden in the early 1900’s using seeds gathered by the Great Plant Hunters.

Jun
18
Mon
2018
125th Anniversary Celebration: Guided Tours of the Elizabethan Mansion
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm

We are delighted to offer visitors the annual opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the Elizabethan mansion, home to the Stephenson Clarke family for over a century.

Tours at 12noon and 2pm.

Tickets: £4 (limited availability and tickets cannot be booked in advance).

Jun
25
Mon
2018
125th Anniversary Celebration: Guided Tours of the Elizabethan Mansion
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm

We are delighted to offer visitors the annual opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the Elizabethan mansion, home to the Stephenson Clarke family for over a century.

Tours at 12noon and 2pm.

Tickets: £4 (limited availability and tickets cannot be booked in advance).