Caroline Holmes, Garden Media Guild member, 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.
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.
Caroline says: “The Edwardian Garden can be described as the original www for a glorious array of hardy and exotic plants for gardens, large and small, its extensive plant palette is one to celebrate not fear. The evocative history and contemporary setting of Borde Hill is both golden and delicious”
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
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.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are delighted to offer the annual opportunity for individuals to enjoy a weekday guided tour of the Grade II listed Elizabethan Mansion House (usually open only to groups). 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. Visitors will also be able to see family memorabilia from Colonel Stephenson Clarke’s travels, as well as period features, fine furnishings and family portraits.
During Rose Celebration Weeks the house will be especially decorated with roses.
Tours at 12noon and 2pm, weekdays only
All tours charged at £4 per person (including Friends), plus Garden entry. Advance booking required.
Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are unsuitable for under 16’s. There are no concession tickets available for these tours. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9500″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]