Events in 2016

Opening times: Weekdays 10am to 5pm (10am to 6pm July and August), 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.

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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

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Macmillan coffee morningLittle Ritz Vintage Tea

Kerrie and her team from Little Ritz Vintage Tea invite you to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for a FREE cup of tea and a FREE slice of delicious homemade cake.

Please give a generous donation in the charity box provided. ALL the proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Come and enjoy!

Donations in lieu of Garden admission for Coffee Morning visitors between 10am-12pm. Normal Garden admission applies after 12pm.

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RSPCA Big Walkies
Oct 2 all-day


Dogs bring your humans and join the RSPCA for the best walk ever at Borde Hill Garden.

Registration will take place in the Parkland or the Main Car Park (dependent upon weather conditions). Staff will be available to direct. There are two routes available, 3km and 5km. Walks start at 11.30am. Big Walkies registration costs £10 for you and your dog (including Garden admission). Additional dogs are £5.

The route will be around parkland so not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. However, the formal gardens, which will be open to participants, does have wheelchair access for those not taking part in the sponsored walk itself.

For more information and registration, please click here

Registered BIG Walkies participants and their pooches can round off the day with a free stroll around the Garden, followed by a cup of tea and a cake at the dog-friendly Little Ritz Vintage Tea.

NGS – open day
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

IMG_8354Visit on our NGS day and the net proceeds from all Garden Entry tickets go to support the National Gardens Scheme

Little Ritz Vintage tea will be on hand serving refreshments in the Garden between 10.30-4.00.

Dogs on leads welcome.

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

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Borde Hill Garden, in all its autumnal splendour, will host an exciting array of ghostly goings-on. With brand new daily activities, plus some old favourites, kids are guaranteed a ‘fang-tastic’ time! The fun includes spooky stories, crafts, owls, bats, creepy crawlies, magic and much much more. Details to be confirmed!

Those kids who are brave enough to complete the ghoulish garden trail can also meet our witch or wizard for a dastardly treat! Don’t forget to visit the Adventure Playground, complete with zip wire, or savour a tasty bite or potion at The Little Witches House. Enter at your peril!

Visitors are also welcome to wander and enjoy the stunning hues of autumn with cornus, acers, liquidambers and deciduous azaleas on show, as well as wonderful views across the parkland featuring native and exotic trees.

No extra charge to join in, all events included in standard admission* Garden and Adventure Playground open daily 10am-5pm, all kids activities 11am-3pm* Dogs on leads welcome.

*unless stated otherwise

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