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

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

TIME FOR KIDS TO BLOW THEIR OWN TRUMPET

Children are invited to take part in our Summer Concert at Borde Hill Garden

Budding young musicians will get the chance of a lifetime when the renowned Trio Aria from Italy visits Borde Hill Garden. Children of all ages are encouraged to bring their musical instruments and their own choice of music with piano accompaniment, which they will then perform with Trio Aria’s pianist, maestro Carmine Colangeli.

Guests will enjoy a lively, interactive evening of musical treats, ranging from Italian arias from much-loved operas sung by soprano Ilenia Lucci, to classical, popular and even popular soundtracks from Disney films, all accompanied by flautist Rebecca Lewis Lalatta and Ms Colangeli.

The Children’s Summer Concert takes place in the marquee at Borde Hill Garden on Tuesday 12th July and Wednesday 13th July. Gates open at 18.00, with curtain-up at 18.30. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic and to enjoy the gardens and performances of the young musicians after the concert.

Due to limited capacity in the Marquee and the popularity of this event, guests are asked to purchase tickets in advance, either online or in the Garden shop.

Tickets: £10.00 for adults; £5.00 for children (5-15 year olds); four and under go free.

Book Now

Childrens ConcertTrio 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

TIME FOR KIDS TO BLOW THEIR OWN TRUMPET

Children are invited to take part in our Summer Concert at Borde Hill Garden

Budding young musicians will get the chance of a lifetime when the renowned Trio Aria from Italy visits Borde Hill Garden. Children of all ages are encouraged to bring their musical instruments and their own choice of music with piano accompaniment, which they will then perform with Trio Aria’s pianist, maestro Carmine Colangeli.

Guests will enjoy a lively, interactive evening of musical treats, ranging from Italian arias from much-loved operas sung by soprano Ilenia Lucci, to classical, popular and even popular soundtracks from Disney films, all accompanied by flautist Rebecca Lewis Lalatta and Ms Colangeli.

The Children’s Summer Concert takes place in the marquee at Borde Hill Garden on Tuesday 12th July and Wednesday 13th July. Gates open at 18.00, with curtain-up at 18.30. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic and to enjoy the gardens and performances of the young musicians after the concert.

Due to limited capacity in the Marquee and the popularity of this event, guests are asked to purchase tickets in advance, either online or in the Garden shop.

Tickets: £10.00 for adults; £5.00 for children (5-15 year olds); four and under go free.

Book Now

Childrens ConcertTrio Aria:

Soprano Ilenia Lucci

Flautist Rebecca Lewis Lalatta

Pianist / arranger Carmine Colangeli

Jul
14
Thu
2016
“Tea With Oscar Wilde” Theatre Show – 20% off tickets booked before 7th July!
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Book before 7th July to receive a 20% discount.

Tickets now £8.00 [£8.80 including Gift Aid]

£10.00 [£11.00 including Gift Aid]  after 7th July

Book Now

tea with oscar posterA modern chat show re-imagined for the Victorian age,hosted by the acclaimed wit of the era, Oscar Wilde. Packed with gossip, song and humour, this light-hearted theatre performance invites the audience to experience the 1890’s wittiest ‘chit-chat’ show

Brought to you by Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company – the British Empire’s finest practitionersof top-notch Victorian entertainment!tea with oscar wilde pic

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

Performance time: 7.30pm – 9pm

Read a review here

www.dontgointothecellar.com

 

Jul
17
Sun
2016
MX-5 Car Club Event
Jul 17 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

MX-5 Car ClubJoin us on Sunday afternoon when we welcome the MX-5 Owners Car Club following their run from Godalming, arriving at Borde Hill between 12.30 and 1pm.

Established in 1994 and now with 6,500 members, the MX-5 Owners Club is the World’s largest club for owners and enthusiasts of the World’s bestselling sports car. Come and admire their fine display on the South Lawn.

Friends go Free

Free with normal Garden entry prices. Garden open 10am-6pm, car display from 12.30pm

www.mx5oc.co.uk

Aug
1
Mon
2016
Kid’s Summer Fun
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm

Julia + Rory Robinson-Playground 3_7102Izzy+ Holy  -Quiz 27 Ju.jpg;ly 2015_6527During the summer holidays, parents will be delighted to know that a variety of  Kid’s entertainment is on hand at Borde Hill Garden.

On different days of the week, activities will include a petting zoo, storytelling and entertainment with ‘Tomfoolery’ (dates to be confirmed).

If they want to let off steam, the Adventure Playground features a zip wire, balance beams, swings, slides and climbing frames. There will also be outdoor games on the lawn and plenty of space in the park for ball games and kite flying. If they fancy a few quiet minutes, the children’s Sculpture Quiz will keep them occupied

August is a great time to explore the Garden, when its herbaceous borders and gold standard roses are in full bloom. Paradise Walk has been replanted with salvias, geraniums and asters to provide late summer colour, while the tranquil Italian Garden is a delight with its terracotta pots full of agapanthus and pelargoniums.

Included in Standard entry price and Free to Friends Friends go Free

 

Aug
7
Sun
2016
Musical Sundays
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – Sep 6 @ 3:00 pm

Pavlos and Sarah _4292sm cropFullSizeRenderBorde Hill’s popular Musical Sundays return every Sunday in August from 1-3pm.

A variety of musicians will play the cello, viola or harp, performing everything from classical to jazz music, while on other weekends a whole band will perform.

The sessions will take place on the South Lawn with the Elizabethan mansion house as a backdrop. Bring a picnic and relax with the family. Dogs on leads welcome.

No extra charge for these events! Friends go Free

 

 

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

Aug
14
Sun
2016
Musical Sundays
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm

Pavlos and Sarah _4292sm cropFullSizeRenderBorde Hill’s popular Musical Sundays return every Sunday in August from 1-3pm.

A variety of musicians will play the cello, viola or harp, performing everything from classical to jazz music, while on other weekends a whole band will perform.

The sessions will take place on the South Lawn with the Elizabethan mansion house as a backdrop. Bring a picnic and relax with the family. Dogs on leads welcome.

No extra charge for these events! Friends go Free

 

 

Aug
21
Sun
2016
Musical Sundays
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm

Pavlos and Sarah _4292sm cropFullSizeRenderBorde Hill’s popular Musical Sundays return every Sunday in August from 1-3pm.

A variety of musicians will play the cello, viola or harp, performing everything from classical to jazz music, while on other weekends a whole band will perform.

The sessions will take place on the South Lawn with the Elizabethan mansion house as a backdrop. Bring a picnic and relax with the family. Dogs on leads welcome.

No extra charge for these events! Friends go Free

 

 

Aug
28
Sun
2016
Musical Sundays
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm

Pavlos and Sarah _4292sm cropFullSizeRenderBorde Hill’s popular Musical Sundays return every Sunday in August from 1-3pm.

A variety of musicians will play the cello, viola or harp, performing everything from classical to jazz music, while on other weekends a whole band will perform.

The sessions will take place on the South Lawn with the Elizabethan mansion house as a backdrop. Bring a picnic and relax with the family. Dogs on leads welcome.

No extra charge for these events! 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

Sep
18
Sun
2016
Carriage Driving World Cup
Sep 18 all-day

Brockham Harness Club will be holding a world cup style carriage driving event (combined cones and obstacles).
Full details to follow

See: www.brockhamharnessclub.co.uk

Sep
22
Thu
2016
Autumn Beauty: Light and Land Photography Workshop
Sep 22 all-day

Light and land Logo 

Autumn Beauty at Borde Hill: Light and Land Photography Workshop

Following the success of the ‘Spring Beauty’ workshops, Light and Land Photography return for ‘Autumn Beauty’.

Autumn’s magnificent displays of deep, rich colours are a sight to behold. The woodland and parkland contain numerous rare and exotic trees, many of them ‘champions’, planted by Colonel Stephenson R Clarke who sponsored the great plant hunters to travel all over the world in the early 20th century.

The day will begin with a welcome from the tutors (Sue and Charlie) and a presentation from Sue about flower photography. Topics covered will include using natural light, understanding colour theory, choosing the right background, and finding the composition, as well as some more advanced techniques such as multiple exposures.

This will be followed by practical sessions in the garden, where Sue and Charlie will help participants to put the theory into practice as they search for that perfect photograph!

Chestnut tree_8004sm Included:

Tuition from Charlie Waite and Sue Bishop
Entrance to Borde Hill Garden
Tea/coffee and light lunch served in Borde Hill House

Price: £195.00

Book direct via the Light and Land website Here

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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