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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

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Friends of Borde Hill Open Day
Mar 23 all-day

An exclusive open day for existing and prospective Friends of Borde Hill

Take an early springtime stroll in the Garden before it officially opens to the public on 25 March. Bring the family and be the first to explore the new Adventure Playground.

Non-members welcome when joining on the day.

Become a member

Membership prices start from as little as £2.60 per month and give unlimited access to the Garden, Woodland and Parkland during the open season, 25 March – 3 November 2019. Benefits also include entry to the new Adventure Playground and FREE family trails throughout the school holidays.

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Mar
24
Sun
2019
Friends of Borde Hill Open Day
Mar 24 all-day

An exclusive open day for existing and prospective Friends of Borde Hill

Take an early springtime stroll in the Garden before it officially opens to the public on 25 March. Bring the family and be the first to explore the new Adventure Playground.

Camellia enthusiast, Nick Schroder, will also be leading guided tours of the Garden’s renowned camellia collection at 11am and 3pm. FREE to Friends.

Non-members welcome when joining on the day.

Become a member

Membership prices start from as little as £2.60 per month and give unlimited access to the Garden, Woodland and Parkland during the open season, 25 March – 3 November 2019. Benefits also include entry to the new Adventure Playground and FREE family trails throughout the school holidays.

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Mar
25
Mon
2019
Borde Hill Garden opens to the public
Mar 25 all-day

Visit this horticultural delight when the Garden reopens after the winter on 25 March 2019.

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Camellia Heritage Tours at 11am and 3pm
Mar 30 all-day

Herald the start of our new season by joining camellia enthusiast, Nick Schroder, on a guided tour of the camellia collection at Borde Hill Garden.

Trace the history of these wonderful plants, brought to Europe across the high seas from China by the tea merchants of the 18th and early 19th Centuries. Discover how Colonel Stephenson R. Clarke of Borde Hill sponsored the plant hunters, and how he raised the famous Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ here in the 1930’s. The actual plants, still thriving today, will bring the tour to life as you explore this historic garden.

Camellias

Tours will take place at 11am and 3pm and last approximately 45 minutes.

Tickets available on the day: £3 per person, plus standard Garden admission

Sensible shoes are advisable

Mar
31
Sun
2019
Mothering Sunday – Springtime Guided Tour
Mar 31 @ 11:30 am – 2:15 pm

This Mothering Sunday say thank you to mum by treating her to a special guided tour of the Garden between 11.30-12.15

Enjoy colourful displays of camellias, rhododendrons and spring bulbs as you explore the 17-acre formal Garden on a FREE guided tour. Why not pre-book a Vintage Afternoon Tea to make the day even more special for mum.

Tickets
Tours are FREE with Garden admission and are only available on the day. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Garden open 10am-6pm.

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Mothering Sunday – Vintage Afternoon Tea
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This Mothering Sunday say thank you to mum by treating her to a Vintage Afternoon Tea between 2-4pm

Enjoy a stroll in the Garden to see dazzling springtime displays before spoiling mum with an indulgent vintage tea served inside the delightful marquee.

Sit back and spend precious time together whilst enjoying a glass of fizz on arrival, followed by a delicious assortment of finger sandwiches, scones and mouth-watering pastries. There will also be a small treat for mum to take home.

Live vintage music and Lindy Hop dancing from Eight Beat Jive will help make this Mothering Sunday a day to remember.

Adult ticket includes:
Drink on arrival (prosecco bellini or non-alcoholic bellini), selection of finger sandwiches, selection of mini cakes and patisserie, a plain and fruit scone (per person) with seasonal rhubarb and ginger jam and Cornish clotted cream, Joe’s whole leaf tea or single estate filter coffee, a gift for mum to take away

Child ticket includes:
Local apple or orange juice, selection of finger sandwiches, selection of mini cakes and patisserie, mini plain and fruit scone with strawberry jam and clotted cream, a toy gift to take away

The Garden will open from 10am, giving plenty of time to wander at leisure before the Vintage Afternoon Tea at 2pm.

Mothering Sunday

Tickets
(Price includes Garden admission from 10am – 6pm)
Adult:  £25.00 per person
Child: £12.00 per person (for children up to 12 years)

Advance booking required.
Please let us know in advance of any dietary requirements.
If your party is less than 6 people you may be seated on a table with another party.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Magnolia Tour with Head Gardener
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Head Gardener, Andy Stevens for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s magnificent collection of early-flowering magnolias.

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. They continue to flower with dramatic beauty each year.

Tickets available on the day: £3 per person, plus standard Garden admission

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure 2019
Apr 6 – Apr 22 all-day
Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure 2019

Hop along to Borde Hill Garden for Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure

Join Bertram Bunny on a brand new garden adventure. Help him find the 10 golden eggs laid by Hetty the Hen before Felix the Fox eats them for his supper!

Includes daily Easter crafts to make and take home.

£2 per trail, plus Garden admission, to include a delicious chocolate prize. FREE to Friends.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Shrubs for Seasonality: Talk & Tour with Jim Gardiner
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Shrubs for Seasonality: Talk & Tour with Jim Gardiner

Enjoy a fascinating talk given by RHS Vice President and leading horticulturalist Jim Gardiner.

Drawing from his remarkable experience of working for the RHS for 28 years, Jim’s illustrated talk will identify a wide selection of shrubs that can be used in gardens of all sizes to provide interest throughout the seasons.

In addition, he will highlight a range of plants, including bulbs and herbaceous, that can be used in association with shrubs to give ‘added value’ to your planting.

Following the talk, enjoy a private tour of the Garden.

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

Tickets:
£22.40 (RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
£28.00 non-members

May
4
Sat
2019
‘Plants for Free’ Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
May 4 @ 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.

‘Plants for Free’ Workshop – Saturday 4 May, 10.30-3.00

In the first of her practical workshops, Juliet will demonstrate when and how to take successful cuttings to create new plants for nothing.

With a combination of theory, demonstrations and hands-on practice, by the end of the day, you will be able to take cuttings from a wide variety of plants.

Bring weather-proof clothes and foot-wear.

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

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com

Juliet Sargeant
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 will transform the historic garden into a stunning outdoor gallery for a special 20th anniversary exhibition.

The carefully selected sculptures will be 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 80 pieces, the diverse display of figurative and abstract works will 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’ will captivate viewers as it twists and turns in the breeze in front of the Elizabethan Mansion. Wandering further into the garden ‘rooms’, visitors will 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 will be exhibited inside the Glasshouse and Green Tree Gallery, encouraging visitors to explore every nook and cranny of the historic garden and grounds. All works will be 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

May
16
Thu
2019
‘Practical Pruning’ Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
May 16 @ 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.

‘Practical Pruning’ Workshop – Thursday 16 May, 10.30-3.00

Pruning can be a daunting task, so in this practical workshop, Juliet will demonstrate how to prune your shrubs to keep them healthy and flowering well.

Through a combination of theory, demonstrations and hands-on practice, you will have the confidence to know when and how to successfully prune a variety of shrubs to get the best from them.

Bring weather-proof clothes and foot-wear.

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

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com

Juliet Sargeant
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May
19
Sun
2019
Photography Workshop- Going Digital: Explore Your Camera Part 1 – Get off Auto
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Learn to use your camera off auto to capture the magic of spring in the magnificent gardens Borde Hill Garden 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

May
25
Sat
2019
British Eventing Horse Trials
May 25 – May 27 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.

Half-Term Family Fun – Nature: No App For That
May 25 – Jun 2 all-day

This Half-Term put down your electronic devices and spend time outside, playing, creating and exploring at Borde Hill Garden.

A week of exciting activities connecting children to nature.

Jun
2
Sun
2019
Focus 10k Run supporting Chailey Heritage Foundation
Jun 2 all-day

Take part in the 2019 10K, 5K, Kids Mini-Mile or Team Relay run in the scenic parkland and stunning woodland at Borde Hill. Every pound raised will go to Chailey Heritage Foundation, a pionering local charity helping with education, care and transition services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs.

Following the success of our inaugural event in 2018, we are excited to see the race return to Borde Hill with a brand new, improved course. Grab your running shoes and join us as you take in breathtaking parkland and stunning woodland.

The course covers a 5k distance – two loops for our 10k runners.

You can expect

  • Well marked trail course through park and woodland- New for 2019
  • Choose between 5K (1 lap) and 10K (2 laps)
  • Children’s Mini Mile for younger participants
  • Team Relay – New for 2019
  • Chip timing
  • Souvenir t-shirts on sale
  • Support to help you fundraise
  • Training advice and tips

On the day

  • Race village brimming with entertainment, food and drink for spectators and runners
  • Medal for every participant
  • Goody bag for every runner, jam-packed with treats and discount vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Winners’ prizes

Chailey Heritage Foundation: Focus 10K 2018

For a limited time only Early Bird Tickets are available (booking fees apply):
Kids Mini-Mile: £5
5K: £12.50
10K: £18.50
10K Team Relay (4 runners): £125

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

Talk and Tour with Michael Marriott from 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
12.45 – pre-lunch drink in the Rose Garden
1.00 – Buffet lunch served in the marquee

Tickets:
£44.00 (RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
£55.00 non-members

Advance booking required

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 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

Early Bird Tickets on sale now: £12.50 + booking fee

Available online only

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

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.

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
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.

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
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
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.

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, with music and locally produced ales.

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 organised by a group of nurseries and smaller growers who provide a mouth-watering range of interesting, rare and unusual plants for plant hungry gardeners.

Discounted admission rate, to include entry to the Garden: £7.00 per person

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

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