Events

Events in 2016

Opening times: Weekdays 10am to 5pm, Weekends 10am to 6pm (or dusk if earlier)
Daily from 19th March to 2nd October
Plus 22nd October to 30th October for Halloween Week


The price of entry to the garden and parkland includes access to the event unless otherwise stated. All events are free to Friends of Borde Hill Garden (Season Ticket holders) where indicated in the description by Friends go Free.

Click to see photos of our previous events, or upload your own on Instagram using #familiesatbordehill

May
1
Sun
2016
Sculpture Exhibition 2016
May 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Sculpture Exhibition Banner 2016

Borde Hill Garden’s 17th annual Sculpture Exhibition will transform the historic garden into an outdoor gallery alive with figurative and abstract works in bronze, resin, stone, metalwork, stained glass and ceramics. It will include a stunning installation called Aquapoise, by international sculptor Angela Conner, in the formal lily pool in the Italian Garden.

The sculptures will be strategically placed throughout the garden with the Elizabethan house as a backdrop, enticing visitors to wander and appreciate an extraordinary mix of art whilst exploring the renowned plant collection that has put Borde Hill Garden on the map.

A notable celebration of art and sculpture, the exhibition showcases works by both established and up-and-coming artists. It offers a unique art experience set within what Country Life has described as ‘One of the country’s truly great gardens’.

Borde Hill Garden will continue the tradition of providing great family days out by once again producing the popular and engaging Kids Sculpture Exhibition Quiz.

All works in the exhibition are available for sale.

Kindly sponsored by 1st Central Insurance

Friends go Free

May
28
Sat
2016
British Eventing Horse Trials
May 28 – May 30 all-day

DSC_0834Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping in the Parkland, including marquees with stalls. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Free to FriendsFriends go Free

Click here to visit the Borde Hill Horse Trials webpage.

Nature Week Trail
May 28 @ 11:00 am – Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm

Looking for somewhere to take the kids this spring half term?

Look no further than Borde Hill Garden. Once again this year we’ll be running our popular Nature Trails, geared towards all ages and totally free! Kids have great fun and learn all about plants and wildlife as they search for clues around the Garden, 28th May – 5th June.

And for those who still have energy to spare; don’t forget our fantastic Adventure Playground complete with hair-raising zip wire!

Botanical heritage and stunning landscapes make our Garden the perfect day out for horticultural enthusiasts, country lovers and families alike.

Friends go Free

No extra charge to join in with this event, standard entry only!

 

Nature Week: Animal Magic Petting Zoo
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of our Nature Week we’re pleased to welcome back Animal Magic (on 28th May only, 11-3), a mobile petting zoo for children of all ages, with a selection of domestic cute and cuddly creatures for little children.

We’ll also be running our popular Nature Trails, geared towards all ages and totally free! Kids have great fun and learn all about plants and wildlife as they search for clues around the Garden, 28th May – 5th June.

And for those who still have energy to spare; don’t forget our fantastic Adventure Playground complete with hair-raising zip wire!

Botanical heritage and stunning landscapes make our Garden the perfect day out for horticultural enthusiasts, country lovers and families alike.

Check our website www.bordehill.co.uk for more information and news about upcoming events…..

Friends go Free

No extra charge to join in with this event, standard entry only!

Animal Petting Zoo

Jun
23
Thu
2016
RHS Rose Talk & House Tour -Book Now!
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
James Alexander-Sinclair and Rose Garden

James Alexander-Sinclair and Jay Robin’s Rose Garden

The chance to enjoy a presentation by James Alexander-Sinclair (garden designer, award winning writer, compelling speaker and frequent broadcaster) on choosing the best varieties, planting, care and maintenance of roses.

Learn about the history of the Jay Robin’s Rose Garden with its 450 David Austin roses and celebrate its evolution in the year of its 20th anniversary.

Preceded by a tour of the Elizabethan House and followed by a glass of wine and canapés in the scented rose garden itself.

RHS Members and Borde Hill Friends and groups (15+): £25, Non-RHS Members: £30 Book Now

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Army Benevolent Fund with the Royal Yeomanry – Concert
Jun 25 all-day

This is a separately ticked event – details of programme and prices to follow.

Jul
12
Tue
2016
Children’s Summer Concert- Book Now
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Tuesday 12th July and Wednesday 13th July in the Marquee at Borde Hill Garden, the Trio Aria from Italy will put on a Children’s Summer Concert.

Families can access the gardens from 18.00, with curtains up at 18.30. Children are encouraged to bring their musical instruments and a piece of music of their choice with piano accompaniment to perform with the pianist, maestro Carmine Colangeli after the Trio plays a lively selection of musical greats.

Guests are welcome to bring a picnic, so after the concert they can enjoy the gardens and performances of the young musicians. Carriages at 20.30.

Tickets: £10.00 for adults, £5.00 for children (5-15 year olds) and 4’s and under go for free.

Due to limited capacity in the Marquee, we recommend purchasing tickets online or in the Garden shop while there is still availability.

Book Now

AriaTrio Aria:

Soprano Ilenia Lucci

Flautist Rebecca Lewis Lalatta

Pianist / arranger Carmine Colangeli

Jul
13
Wed
2016
Children’s Summer Concert- Book Now
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Tuesday 12th July and Wednesday 13th July in the Marquee at Borde Hill Garden, the Trio Aria from Italy will put on a Children’s Summer Concert.

Families can access the gardens from 18.00, with curtains up at 18.30. Children are encouraged to bring their musical instruments and a piece of music of their choice with piano accompaniment to perform with the pianist, maestro Carmine Colangeli after the Trio plays a lively selection of musical greats.

Guests are welcome to bring a picnic, so after the concert they can enjoy the gardens and performances of the young musicians. Carriages at 20.30.

Tickets: £10.00 for adults, £5.00 for children (5-15 year olds) and 4’s and under go for free.

Due to limited capacity in the Marquee, we recommend purchasing tickets online or in the Garden shop while there is still availability.

Book Now

AriaTrio Aria:

Soprano Ilenia Lucci

Flautist Rebecca Lewis Lalatta

Pianist / arranger Carmine Colangeli

Jul
14
Thu
2016
Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company presents: Tea With Oscar Wilde- Book Now
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

tea with oscar posterA chat show with a difference! Join Oscar Wilde as he tea with oscar wilde picinterviews leading celebrities of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get “Caught in the Act”!

Brought to you by Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company – the British Empire’s finest practitioners of top-notch Victorian entertainment!

This will be an evening event taking place in the Marquee.

Performance time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £10.00 [£11.00 including Gift Aid]  Book Now

Read a review here

www.dontgointothecellar.com

Aug
1
Mon
2016
Summer Family Fun
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm

In August we will have our Family Fun Days. No extra charge for these events! Friends go Free

 

Aug
7
Sun
2016
Musical Sundays
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm

Bring a picnic, relax and enjoy live music in a beautiful Garden setting. Friends go Free

Every Sunday in August between 1-3pm.

 

Aug
13
Sat
2016
British Eventing Horse Trials
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day

Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping in the Parkland, including marquees with stalls. Dogs welcome on a lead.
Friends go Free

Sep
15
Thu
2016
RHS Plant Hunters Talk and Tour- Book Now!
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

‘In the footsteps of the Plant hunters’

Enjoy a presentation given by writer and presenter Matthew Biggs about the era of the great Victorian plant hunters whose introductions transformed British gardening, reaching its peak in the Victorian era with many surviving varieties still at Borde Hill. They worked not only for nurseries but private collectors, among them Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke of Borde Hill Garden who sponsored, among others, George Forrest, Ernest Wilson and Frank Kingdon-Ward; many of their plants still remain in the collection.

This talk considers the lives of our most famous plant hunters, tells tales of their extraordinary adventures and reveals many of the plants they introduced. It is certain to add excitement to the plants, not only at Borde Hill but in every garden.

Then see the plants in real life grown to champion specimens during an extended walk through the Borde Hill collection in our Garden, Parkland and Woods

RHS Members and Borde Hill Friends and groups (15+): £21, Non-RHS Members: £25 Book Now

Oct
4
Tue
2016
NGS – open day
Oct 4 all-day

Visit on our NGS day and the net proceeds from all Garden Entry tickets go to support the National Gardens Scheme

Oct
22
Sat
2016
Haunted Halloween Fun – Click for details
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm

11am to 3pm every day from 22nd October to 30th October 2016. Friends go Free

No extra charge to join in with this event, standard entry only!

Complete the spooky Halloween trail around the Garden then meet the resident witch or wizard to collect a treat!  The fun doesn’t stop there, pay a visit to the haunted marquee for activities and other spooktakular fun! Don’t forget the Adventure Playground, lakes and parkland!

Dogs on leads welcome.

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