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Events in 2019

Opening times:
Weekdays 10am – 5pm (10am – 6pm July and August), Weekends 10am – 6pm (or dusk if earlier)
25 March – 3 November 2019, daily

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

May
10
Fri
2019
Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – A 20th Anniversary Celebration
May 10 – Sep 30 all-day

Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – a 20th Anniversary Celebration of Art

Towering kinetic wind art and mythological figures are transforming the historic garden into a stunning outdoor gallery for a special 20th anniversary exhibition.

Opened on 9th May by award-winning designer and TV gardener, Juliet Sargeant, the carefully selected sculptures are placed throughout the 17-acre formal Garden, working in harmony with the renowned horticultural collection that has put Borde Hill on the map. Including over 100 pieces, the diverse display of figurative and abstract works highlight fresh new talent, with some familiar names returning to be part of this special celebration of art.

Will Carr’s kinetic wind sculpture ‘Transfiguration’ captivates viewers as it twists and turns in the breeze in front of the Elizabethan Mansion. Wandering further into the garden ‘rooms’, visitors encounter ‘Icarus I’ by Nicola Godden, a striking winged figure commissioned for the London 2012 Olympic Village. The mythological theme continues with ‘Narcissus’ by Teresa Wells, a figurative bronze inspired by the boy who fell in love with his own reflection.

Exploring the Garden’s hidden spaces, visitors will stumble across exquisite stone carvings, alongside works in resin, glass and ceramic.

Smaller pieces are exhibited inside the Glasshouse and Green Tree Gallery, encouraging visitors to explore every nook and cranny of the historic garden and grounds. All works are on sale, with something to suit every taste and pocket.

Admission included in standard entry price.

Kindly sponsored by:

1st Central Insurance

 

 

For more information, please contact us at sculptureandart@bordehill.co.uk

Exhibiting artists: Adrian Gray, Alyosha Moeran, Antoinette Jackson, Bernard Miles Pearson, Brendon Murless, Christine Baxter, Diana Roles, Ian Marlow, Jane Bohane, Jeremy Moulsdale, Kate Sell, Kay Singla, Lou Johns, Lucy Kinsella, Lucy Lutyens, Lynn Baker, Lynn Warren, Nicola Godden, Nicolas Moreton, Paul Harvey, Richard Cresswell, Rosie Jones, Simon Conolly, Simon Probyn, Stephanie Cushing, Susie Hartley, Teresa Wells, Will Carr, Will Spankie, Zoe Singleton

Jun
16
Sun
2019
Father’s Day
Jun 16 all-day

Let your dad be a child again for the day by visiting Borde Hill Garden on Father’s Day.

To help celebrate this special day, Dads accompanied by their children can pay the child entry rate.

There’s lots to keep everyone entertained with the new playground, Sculpture Exhibition and the Rose Garden looking spectacular.

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

Join us to celebrate the beauty of the Jay Robin’s Rose Garden

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, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996, 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.”

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.

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Rose Talk – ‘The Wonderfully Variable & Versatile Rose’
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Talk and Tour with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses.

Join one of the country’s leading rose experts for a fascinating talk offering advice on choosing and caring for the best varieties.

Roses are wonderful, not only are they a very variable group ranging greatly in shape and size of flower and plant, they are also extremely versatile and can be used in just every part of the garden from the formal to the informal and from traditional to modern. The rose is also the plant we have the closest affinity with outside of the garden and is part of our everyday culture.

10.30 – drinks on arrival served inside the Elizabethan Mansion House
11.00 – talk with Michael Marriott, to include a Q&A session
12.15 – tour of the Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996
12.45 – pre-lunch drink in the Rose Garden
1.00 – Buffet lunch served in the marquee

Michael MarrriottTickets:
Without buffet lunch and pre-lunch drinks:
£29.00 (RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
£40.00 non-members

With buffet lunch and pre-lunch drinks:
£44.00 (RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
£55.00 non-members

Advance booking required

Borde Hill Rose Garden
Borde Hill Garden - rose closeup
Jun
23
Sun
2019
St Peter & St James Hospice Midsummer Stroll
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Midsummer Stroll

23rd June, 9am-5pm

There’s no better way to spend a summer’s day…

Join St Peter & St James Hospice on a 2, 7 or 10 mile sponsored walk through the Grade II* listed English Heritage parkland of Borde Hill and beyond, taking in sweeping views of the stunning Sussex Countryside as you raise money to help local families. Add a pinwheel to the field of remembrance to honour someone special and make memories with your loved ones at a post walk picnic in the park. There will be entertainment, lots of fun for little ones and a bar stocked with some of the finest local tipples.

How much does it cost?
Adults- £18
Children- £5

How much do I have to fundraise?
We ask all participants to try and raise £100. Your efforts will bring comfort, hope and dignity to local people living with terminal illness. You can set up a fundraising page here or email fgray@stpjhospice.org for a paper form.

How do I sign up?
To register follow this link or call 01444 470208

Jul
7
Sun
2019
Photography Workshop- Going Digital: Explore Your Camera Part 1 – Get off Auto
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Learn to use your camera off auto to capture the magic of the magnificent garden at Borde Hill from 10.30-4.00

Practice your close-ups, portraits and landscapes in the beautiful grounds.

Tickets: £75

Booking essential at www.goingdigital.co.uk/photography-courses/borde-hill-garden-sussex

Jul
11
Thu
2019
‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Tickets:
£52.00 (RHS Members)
£65.00 non-members

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com

Juliet Sargeant
Rose & Clematis
Jul
13
Sat
2019
Sussex Gin & Food Fest
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sussex Gin & Food Fest @ Borde Hill Garden

Sussex Gin & Food Fest is coming to Borde Hill Garden!

Our gintastic outdoor festival will take place in the Parkland on Saturday 13 July 2019, with a wide range of locally distilled Sussex Gins waiting for you to try, plus delicious hot and cold food, captivating demonstrations on all things gin, and a live programme of entertainment all day.

Drink
Did you know that there are over 200 gin distilleries in Sussex alone? The county has become a hotbed for producing bespoke, small batch, and artisanal gins. Sussex Gin Fest will be celebrating the rich gin culture that has erupted in Sussex since the ‘ginaissance’ began in 2014.

We will be showcasing all there is to know about gin, from production, tasting methods, and cocktails, Sussex Gin Fest will bring you the best that Sussex has to offer. All gin partners will be operating a bar, which means you get to try all of these fabulous Sussex gins.

Eat
A summer day, a cold gin and tonic, and some local artisan food… the perfect cocktail for a great day. Sussex Gin Fest will be showcasing the best hot and cold food that Sussex has to offer.

Join us for a day that your tastebuds will never forget.

Tickets

Online: £15.00 + booking fee (early-bird), £17.50 + booking fee after 14 June

In person: tickets can be purchased without a booking fee from the Borde Hill shop, during normal Garden opening times.

By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined at: sussexginfest.com

Refund policy: No Refunds.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, the event is only for people aged 18 and over. Please make sure to bring ID if you look under 25, as we will be operating a Challenge 25 policy.

Are dogs allowed at Sussex Gin Fest?

Unfortunately for health and safety reasons, we cannot allow any animals. Exceptions will be made for guide dogs, hearing dogs, and other support animals.

Will there be any seating?

This is a standing ticket, but there will be lots of various options for seating provided during the event.

Jul
14
Sun
2019
Borde Hill Brass Festival
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bring a picnic and relax in the Garden whilst enjoying a day of non-competitive brass band music from young and old alike, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association.

No judges, no prizes, just the joy of making and hearing great brass music.

Entry is included in Garden admission.

To enter the Borde Hill Brass Festival, visit the SCABA website for details and entry forms: scaba.co.uk

Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back with a glass of Pimms* and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission. *additional charge for Pimms

Clockwise from top left: Borde Hill Brass Festival, The Rusty Rovers, Three Penny Piece, Willie Austen, The Tom Belbin Trio

Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

14 Jul: Borde Hill Brass Festival (a day of non-competitive brass band music between 10am-4pm, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association)

28 Jul: The Tom Belbin Trio (a wide repertoire from great jazz and swing classics, to grooving Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements)

11 Aug: The Rusty Rovers (traditional acoustic folk music from around the British Isles, including a toe-tapping mix of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas)

25 Aug:  Three Penny Piece (vocal trio reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s)

1 Sept: Willie Austen (Willie Austen and Paul Stenton perform rock and blues classics as part of the Harley-Davidson Bikes and Brews event between 12-3pm)

The Gardener’s Retreat cafe will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

Dogs on leads welcome. No extra charge for these events, included in standard admission.

Jul
19
Fri
2019
Magical Music Festival 2019
Jul 19 – Jul 22 all-day

Magical: a community of people connected through their desire to improve themselves and the world around them.

Magical is a micro 3-day, music, arts and wellness festival for all ages, held in the parkland at Borde Hill. As well as having fantastic musicians and DJs to make you dance like there’s no tomorrow our aim is for 1,000 people to express and find themselves through a unique and diverse programme of activities.

Expect a wonderful crowd of people of all ages, festi dress-up, a programme of uplifting multi-genre music; a mix of live acts and DJs (many of which you may not have heard of, but we can assure you will LOVE!) and opportunities to participate and get involved! (Including the infamous Magical parade!).

Plus, the site itself is very special. Everything is organised to maximise the Magical vibe and minimise waste. From our beautiful festival playground to the delicious local food & drink vendors – and most importantly, tons of like-minded people.

You will leave the youiest you!

Visit www.magicalfestival.co.uk for more information and details of the line up.

Jul
26
Fri
2019
Open Air Opera: La Traviata
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Air Opera: La Traviata

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present La Traviata by Verdi, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s fantastic melodies include the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Christopher Lane  production for Opera Brava will bring out all the emotional colour, from the first discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.

The performance will be sung in English.

Booking essential

Tickets: Early Bird: £30 (until 1 July), Standard: £35, Child: £10 (5-16 years old)

Doors open at 6.30pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only.

Pre-order an Operatic Picnic for Two People when booking your performance tickets – £35.00
Cheese Board Selection to include 4 cheeses with Grapes, Walnuts and Wafers, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with Onion Jam, Olives and Hummus, Crusty Roll, Real Crisps, Macaroons, Large bottle of Mineral Water.

Prosecco, red and white wine, ale or Elderflower presse can be purchased on the day and added to your picnic (other drinks available on request). The picnic includes a disposable gable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Kids Summer Fun: The Enchanted Garden – Trail & Activities
Jul 27 – Sep 15 all-day

The Enchanted Garden – Daily Trail 

Let your children’s imaginations run wild this summer holiday as they explore the Woodland on an enchanting daily trail. Discover the story of Piccolo, the smallest pixie in the Garden who needs to earn his wings by passing a series of challenges!

 *£2 per trail to include a prize, plus garden admission (FREE to Friends)

Other activities on selected days throughout the holidays include:

Thursday 1 August, 11-3
Forest School Activities with Nature Nurture Sussex*
Details to follow

Monday 5 August, 11-3
Storytelling for Families
Details to follow

Monday 12 August, 11-3
Woods for Learning*
Details to follow

Monday 19 August, 11-3
Minibeast and Summer Garden Storytelling Sessions*
Join storyteller John Kirk for a special summer storytelling session. Hear tales about the natural world including how the worm loved to dance, the bee that wouldn’t share and the brave little butterfly.  Come and join John as he uses costume, musical instruments and audience participation to bring his stories to life.

Wednesday 28 August, 11-3
Lucy Little Forest School*
Bug hunting and mud sculptures! Details to follow

*additional charge applies

Open Air Opera: The Barber of Seville
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Air Opera: The Barber of Seville

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Barber of Seville by G. Rossini, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Written in three weeks, Rossini’s masterpiece is one of the wittiest and most immediately appealing comic operas in the repertoire today and is as fresh to the ear now as when it first burst upon it’s Italian audiences in 1816. On first hearing, the utter joy of one melodic masterpiece flowing into the next is thrilling to any audience.  As the plot unfolds and is dramatically told through Rossini’s brilliant musical structure, it helps us to understand, in part, the Barber’s special place in the history of opera.

Opera Brava in its 31st year is Britains leading touring opera company. Their production of “The Barber of Seville” is performed by professional and experienced national and international opera singers who have worked with major companies such as; English National Opera and Covent Garden. The performance will be sung in English.

Booking essential

Tickets: Early Bird: £30 (until 1 July), Standard: £35, Child: £10 (5-16 years old)

Doors open at 6.30pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only.

Pre-order an Operatic Picnic for Two People when booking your performance tickets – £35.00
Cheese Board Selection to include 4 cheeses with Grapes, Walnuts and Wafers, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with Onion Jam, Olives and Hummus, Crusty Roll, Real Crisps, Macaroons, Large bottle of Mineral Water.

Prosecco, red and white wine, ale or Elderflower presse can be purchased on the day and added to your picnic (other drinks available on request). The picnic includes a disposable gable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.

What people are saying:

  • Thank you all for a lovely opera of The Barber of Seville yesterday at Hever Castle, the talent displayed was awesome.
  • “I took my 13-year old to see the Barber of Seville at Leatherhead. She’s been clutching the programme ever since, and telling everyone about it. From the minute the music struck up, she started grinning and never stopped until we left. Then she said she’d like to go again!” – Guest feedback.
  • If you haven’t seen this production yet then ITS A MUST
Jul
28
Sun
2019
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back with a glass of Pimms* and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission. *additional charge for Pimms

Clockwise from top left: Borde Hill Brass Festival, The Rusty Rovers, Three Penny Piece, Willie Austen, The Tom Belbin Trio

Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

14 Jul: Borde Hill Brass Festival (a day of non-competitive brass band music between 10am-4pm, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association)

28 Jul: The Tom Belbin Trio (a wide repertoire from great jazz and swing classics, to grooving Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements)

11 Aug: The Rusty Rovers (traditional acoustic folk music from around the British Isles, including a toe-tapping mix of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas)

25 Aug:  Three Penny Piece (vocal trio reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s)

1 Sept: Willie Austen (Willie Austen and Paul Stenton perform rock and blues classics as part of the Harley-Davidson Bikes and Brews event between 12-3pm)

The Gardener’s Retreat cafe will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

Dogs on leads welcome. No extra charge for these events, included in standard admission.

Aug
2
Fri
2019
Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Gangsta Granny
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

David Walliams’ most popular book, Gangsta Granny, is coming to Borde Hill Garden with an open air theatre production adapted by David Kerby-Kendall and staged by Heartbreak Productions.

Description: Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at granny’s.  All she wants to do is play scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun! Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret… Ben’s Granny is an international jewel thief – and she needs his help to pull off her biggest heist yet, stealing the crown jewels!

Heartbreak productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. It could be very hungry work so come prepared with picnics and appropriate outdoor gear.

Performed on the South Lawn against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House, Heartbreak Productions’ version of this popular children’s book is suitable for children aged 7+.

Refreshments will be available throughout the performance.

Illustration © Tony Ross 2011. Lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake 2010. Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)

Booking essential

Tickets: Adults: £12, Children: £10 (3-16 years old), Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £39

Doors open at 5.00pm. Performance begins at 5.30pm and finishes at 7.30pm. There will be a 15 minute interval.

Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only.

Age 7+

Aug
4
Sun
2019
Porsche Club Great Britain
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Porsche Club, R23 Sussex Region, will showcase their members’ cars on the South Lawn. Included in Garden admission.

www.porscheclubgb.com

Aug
6
Tue
2019
Sharp Shots Photography Workshop for kids (7-11) – Capturing Summer Sun
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Capturing Summer Sun – photography workshop for kids aged 7-11

This photography course will focus on capturing the summer sun through our camera lenses. Students will learn how their camera makes a photograph enabling them to take great close ups of Borde Hill’s amazing flowers and sculptures and sharp wildlife images of the bees and butterflies.

We will spend the majority of the class outdoors in the beautiful grounds capturing summer through our lenses together. We’ll find bright coloured flowers to photograph, learning how to blur our backgrounds, and take show-stopping action shots of one another and the birds & bugs in the park. Our students will put to use their new knowledge, using their camera settings and composition tips to create fun summer images to show off at home.

Tickets (kids 7-11)
£39.00
Camera rental £5.00
Advance booking required

Sharp Shots Photography Workshop for teens – Capturing Summer Sun
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Capturing Summer Sun – photography workshop for teens aged 12-15

This course will focus on capturing the essence of summer. Students will learn how their aperture, shutter speed and iso affect their images and make great photos.

We will teach our students how to use their camera settings creatively, making wonderful images of the summer through their viewfinders. We will work with aperture to blur the backgrounds behind the summer blossoms and shutter speed to capture the wildlife in the gardens of Borde Hill. We’ll look at famous photographers images together, discussing composition and how we can apply the same ideas in our own photographs.

The majority of the lesson is outdoors using our new knowledge to take stunning colourful shots representing summer at its best!

Bring a snack!

Tickets (teens 12-15)
£50.00
Optional additional DSLR camera hire fee £10.00
Advance booking required

Aug
11
Sun
2019
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back with a glass of Pimms* and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission. *additional charge for Pimms

Clockwise from top left: Borde Hill Brass Festival, The Rusty Rovers, Three Penny Piece, Willie Austen, The Tom Belbin Trio

Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

14 Jul: Borde Hill Brass Festival (a day of non-competitive brass band music between 10am-4pm, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association)

28 Jul: The Tom Belbin Trio (a wide repertoire from great jazz and swing classics, to grooving Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements)

11 Aug: The Rusty Rovers (traditional acoustic folk music from around the British Isles, including a toe-tapping mix of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas)

25 Aug:  Three Penny Piece (vocal trio reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s)

1 Sept: Willie Austen (Willie Austen and Paul Stenton perform rock and blues classics as part of the Harley-Davidson Bikes and Brews event between 12-3pm)

The Gardener’s Retreat cafe will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

Dogs on leads welcome. No extra charge for these events, included in standard admission.

Aug
17
Sat
2019
British Eventing Horse Trials
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day

We are delighted to welcome competitors, their supporters and spectators to the Borde Hill British Eventing Horse Trials, including Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping in the Parkland.

Free to Friends

Click here to visit the Borde Hill Horse Trials webpage.

Aug
25
Sun
2019
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back with a glass of Pimms* and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission. *additional charge for Pimms

Clockwise from top left: Borde Hill Brass Festival, The Rusty Rovers, Three Penny Piece, Willie Austen, The Tom Belbin Trio

Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

14 Jul: Borde Hill Brass Festival (a day of non-competitive brass band music between 10am-4pm, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association)

28 Jul: The Tom Belbin Trio (a wide repertoire from great jazz and swing classics, to grooving Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements)

11 Aug: The Rusty Rovers (traditional acoustic folk music from around the British Isles, including a toe-tapping mix of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas)

25 Aug:  Three Penny Piece (vocal trio reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s)

1 Sept: Willie Austen (Willie Austen and Paul Stenton perform rock and blues classics as part of the Harley-Davidson Bikes and Brews event between 12-3pm)

The Gardener’s Retreat cafe will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

Dogs on leads welcome. No extra charge for these events, included in standard admission.

Aug
30
Fri
2019
Time Off Festival in the Parkland
Aug 30 – Aug 31 all-day

TAKE TIME OFF

Kick back in the countryside this Summer and join us for two days of live music and good food and drink in the Borde Hill parkland!

Friday 30th August, 16:00-23:00

CLUB SCENE, WORLD CLASS DJs

*** JEREMY HEALY – SEB FONTAINE – SLIPMATT – JUSTIN WILKES – TABLE MANNERS – JASON DUPUY ***

Featuring live DJ sets from the biggest acts in the UK’s club scene; Time Off Festivals brings dance music, back to the English countryside. Connecting sound, sight and spectacular production, Club Scene offers a day-to-night experience, with pumping sounds, foot shuffling beats and some of the best festival food, drink and beers.

Saturday 31st August, 14:00-23:00

BANDS AND BARS

*** RICK PARFITT Jr BAND – THE KRIS BARASS BAND – NINE BELOW ZERO – RANDY & THE ROCKETS ***

*** THE PAUL COOK BLUES BAND Ft. EMMA WILSON – KRISTIAN BAKER BAND ***

Kick back and listen to some great live bands. A top stage production, some great Soul, Rock and Rhythm & Blues bands. Time Off Festivals brings the music, while you make the memories.

Click here to read more about the acts

Visit the Time Off Festivals website

Tickets
Advanced Adult Tickets: £25.00
Admittance on the gate: £30.00

Use the unique Borde Hill Promoter Code PROMO401 to receive a 25% discount of any tickets purchased

Tickets can be purchased by anyone aged 16 and over, however anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and there will be a ‘challenge 25’ policy.

NB: Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.

Sep
1
Sun
2019
Harley Davidson Bikes & Brews
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy the unforgettable sights and sounds of Harley-Davidson bikes visiting Borde Hill Garden from the 1066 Chapter.

Kick back to the jaw-dropping guitar playing of local band Willie Austen and Paul Stenton, performing rock and blues classics on the Azalea Ring between 12-3pm.

Barbecue and local ales available to purchase at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café.

Included in Garden admission (FREE to Friends)

Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back with a glass of Pimms* and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission. *additional charge for Pimms

Clockwise from top left: Borde Hill Brass Festival, The Rusty Rovers, Three Penny Piece, Willie Austen, The Tom Belbin Trio

Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

14 Jul: Borde Hill Brass Festival (a day of non-competitive brass band music between 10am-4pm, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association)

28 Jul: The Tom Belbin Trio (a wide repertoire from great jazz and swing classics, to grooving Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements)

11 Aug: The Rusty Rovers (traditional acoustic folk music from around the British Isles, including a toe-tapping mix of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas)

25 Aug:  Three Penny Piece (vocal trio reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s)

1 Sept: Willie Austen (Willie Austen and Paul Stenton perform rock and blues classics as part of the Harley-Davidson Bikes and Brews event between 12-3pm)

The Gardener’s Retreat cafe will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

Dogs on leads welcome. No extra charge for these events, included in standard admission.

Sep
11
Wed
2019
‘The Rabbit’s Eye View’ Talk – learning about long-term plant performance
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

‘The Rabbit’s Eye View’ – learning about long-term plant performance, with international garden writer, lecturer and designer, Noel Kingsbury

Wednesday 11 September, 10.00-4.30

This workshop aims at encouraging participants to observe garden plants, focusing on their growth through the year, looking at how they compete with each other, how to assess prospects for their longevity and their suitability for a variety of garden locations. Gardeners and designers can then use their experience and knowledge of plants to plan for the maximum interest. Students are encouraged to get down to see what is happening at ground level to really understand what is going on. A unique workshop that makes people look at plants in a very new way and which has run so far in twelve countries.

Tickets:
£140

Booking essential at: www.gardenmasterclass.org

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

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

The Plant Fairs Roadshow is a collective of specialist nurseries who will be setting up their stalls on the South Lawn in front of the Elizabethan Mansion House to provide a mouth-watering range of interesting, rare and unusual plants for plant hungry gardeners. This is a great opportunity to buy direct from the growers and to get free advice from the resident ‘Plant Doctor’, who will be on hand to diagnose plant problems and issue advise.

‘Keeping Pests at Bay the Natural Way’ – Talk with Pippa Greenwood

Visitors to the Specialist Plant Fair also have the opportunity to pre-book a ticket to hear Pippa Greenwood’s tips on how to deal with common garden pests without the need for chemicals eg copper matting and tapes, biological controls, pop-ups and fleece, resistant varieties. Pippa frequently appears on BBC Gardeners’ World and has been a regular panelist on Gardeners’ Question Time on BBC Radio 4 since 1994. Additional charge applies for the talk. Pre-booking required. Find out more here

Plant Fair Entry
Discounted admission rate to include entry to the Garden: £7.00 per person
Please note that free entry for individual RHS Members does not apply for this event.

‘Keeping Pests at Bay the Natural Way’ – Talk with Pippa Greenwood
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

‘Keeping Pests at Bay the Natural Way’ – Talk with Pippa Greenwood

Visitors to the Specialist Plant Fair also have the opportunity to hear Pippa Greenwood’s tips on how to deal with common garden pests without the need for chemicals eg copper matting and tapes, biological controls, pop-ups and fleece, resistant varieties.

Pippa frequently appears on BBC Gardeners’ World and has been a regular panelist on Gardeners’ Question Time on BBC Radio 4 since 1994.

Pippa Greenwood

Tickets (including entry to the Specialist Plant Fair)

Friends of Borde Hill: £8.00
RHS Members: £15.00
Non-members: £17.00

Advance booking required

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Southern Classics Society Car Show
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come along and admire a diverse array of classic cars parked on the South Lawn courtesy of the Southern Classics Society.

Included in Garden admission.

Sep
30
Mon
2019
National Gardens Scheme Open Day
Sep 30 all-day

Join us when we open especially for the National Gardens Scheme charity… a perfect opportunity to enjoy our early autumn colour whilst supporting the work on the NGS..

Normal admission charges apply, with all net proceeds going to the NGS.

 

 

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Photography Workshop – Going Digital: Creative Landscapes
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Capture wonderful autumn colours at Borde Hill Garden from 10.30-4.00

Learn to improve your landscape compositions in the woods, formal gardens and by the lakes. Please bring tripods and ND & ND Grad filters if you have them.

Tickets: £75

Booking essential at www.goingdigital.co.uk/photography-courses/borde-hill-garden-sussex

Oct
18
Fri
2019
‘Tasty Garden Talk’ with Juliet Sargeant
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Autumn Flavours from your Garden

Juliet Sargeant, award-winning garden designer and presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World, 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 whilst Sam will offer you tasters to eat and drink. Did you know that hostas, sedums, dahlias and daylilies are all edible?

Come along and sample some tasters… you will never look at your borders in the same way again! The talk includes 5 delicious tasters.

Tickets:
£20.00 (RHS Members)
£25.00 non-members

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com

Juliet Sargeant
Chef Samantha Mathews
Sedum Salad
Oct
26
Sat
2019
The Academy of Witches & Wizards
Oct 26 – Nov 3 all-day

The Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizards, 26 October – 3 November 2019

Dare to find the clues on a spooky Halloween trail, with activities on selected days.

£2 per trail plus admission, to include a spellbinding prize (FREE to Friends).

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