Events in 2020

Opening times:
14 March – 1 November 2020
10am to 5pm daily (6pm at weekends from 1 May – 30 September and daily in July and August)

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

Mar
14
Sat
2020
Borde Hill Garden opens to the public
Mar 14 all-day

Visit this horticultural delight when the Garden reopens after the winter on 14 March 2020.

Mar
21
Sat
2020
Camellia Heritage Tour
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

After the tour, why not stop to enjoy lunch at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café before exploring the Garden at your leisure during the afternoon.

Sensible shoes are advisable.

Tickets:
Friends: £3.00
Gold Friends: FREE
(reserve your space using the ‘Book now’ button. You will be required to show your Gold Friend membership card on arrival)

Non-Members: £12.00 (to include Garden admission)
Advance booking required

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Mar
25
Wed
2020
Magnolia Tour with Head Gardener
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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.  Its renowned collection includes over 80 large established magnolias plus over 100 planted in the last few years.  The collection includes Magnolia sprengeri var. ‘Diva’, the Goddess magnolia, which came from a seed collection made by EH Wilson (Wilson 688). Trace the history of the wonderful trees and shrubs 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, with the actual plants still thriving today, bringing the tour to life as you explore this historic garden.

See the Magnolia ‘Gardiner Grove’ come into bloom in 2020, planted two years ago with 48 specimen magnolia trees chosen by RHS Vice President Jim Gardiner for their scientific and educational interest.

After the tour, why not stop to enjoy lunch at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café before exploring the Garden at your leisure during the afternoon.

Tickets:
Friends: £3.00
Gold Friends: FREE
(reserve your space using the ‘Book now’ button. You will be required to show your Gold Friend membership card on arrival)

Non-Members: £12.00 (to include Garden admission)
Advance booking required

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Mar
29
Sun
2020
Camellia Heritage Tour
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

After the tour, why not stop to enjoy lunch at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café before exploring the Garden at your leisure during the afternoon.

Sensible shoes are advisable.

Tickets:
Friends: £3.00
Gold Friends: FREE
(reserve your space using the ‘Book now’ button. You will be required to show your Gold Friend membership card on arrival)

Non-Members: £12.00 (to include Garden admission)
Advance booking required

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Apr
3
Fri
2020
Magnolia Tour with Head Gardener
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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.  Its renowned collection includes over 80 large established magnolias plus over 100 planted in the last few years.  The collection includes Magnolia sprengeri var. ‘Diva’, the Goddess magnolia, which came from a seed collection made by EH Wilson (Wilson 688). Trace the history of the wonderful trees and shrubs 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, with the actual plants still thriving today, bringing the tour to life as you explore this historic garden.

See the Magnolia ‘Gardiner Grove’ come into bloom in 2020, planted two years ago with 48 specimen magnolia trees chosen by RHS Vice President Jim Gardiner for their scientific and educational interest.

After the tour, why not stop to enjoy lunch at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café before exploring the Garden at your leisure during the afternoon.

Tickets:
Friends: £3.00
Gold Friends: FREE
(reserve your space using the ‘Book now’ button. You will be required to show your Gold Friend membership card on arrival)

Non-Members: £12.00 (to include Garden admission)
Advance booking required

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Apr
4
Sat
2020
Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure 2020
Apr 4 – Apr 19 all-day

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

Spot the signs of spring whilst exploring the Garden on a daily Easter trail before receiving a delicious chocolate prize.

Details to follow

May
13
Wed
2020
Nature for Wellbeing – Guided Sensory Walk
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the Garden on a guided Sensory Walk

Take sanctuary from today’s hectic world on a restful and restorative guided walk in the beautiful grounds of Borde Hill Garden.

Visiting gardens and spending time in the fresh air can enhance feelings of wellbeing whilst helping improve both physical and mental health. Whether disabled through sensory or physical impairment, or through age, our dementia-friendly walks provide an enjoyable experience for all.

This walk will take in the Garden’s highly scented deciduous azaleas which will stimulate the senses with vivid colours and fragrance. Visitors will also be encouraged to feel and touch the large purple allium flowers blooming in the herbaceous borders.

Take time out to relax and chat with like-minded people whilst reconnecting with nature through sight, smell and touch.

Tickets:
Included in Garden admission and bookable on the day on a first come, first served basis. Carers are Free

The Garden is accessible to those with restricted mobility, whilst gentle slopes with hard surfaces allow wheelchair access. There are plenty of benches located throughout the Garden.

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May
23
Sat
2020
British Eventing Horse Trials
May 23 – May 25 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
May 23 – May 31 all-day

This Half Term put down your electronic devices and spend time outside exploring and getting closer to nature.

Photo credit: Alex Rickard Photograpghy
Jun
15
Mon
2020
Rose Celebration Weeks
Jun 15 – Jun 26 all-day

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

Photo credit: Marianne Majerus
Photo credit: Marianne Majerus

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
17
Wed
2020
Nature for Wellbeing – Guided Sensory Walk
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the Garden on a guided Sensory Walk

Take sanctuary from today’s hectic world on a restful and restorative guided walk in the beautiful grounds of Borde Hill Garden.

Visiting gardens and spending time in the fresh air can enhance feelings of wellbeing whilst helping improve both physical and mental health. Whether disabled through sensory or physical impairment, or through age, our dementia-friendly walks provide an enjoyable experience for all.

This walk will take in the Garden’s colourful and highly scented Rose Garden, at its peak with 750 David Austin rose plants filling the air with fragrance. Visitors will be encouraged to get up close and to smell the different varieties, whist also being able to feel and touch the purple nepeta blooms surrounding the Rose Garden’s central pool, a favourite plant for buzzing bees and pollinating insects.

Take time out to relax and chat with like-minded people whilst reconnecting with nature through sight, smell and touch.

Tickets:
Included in Garden admission and bookable on the day on a first come, first served basis. Carers are Free

The Garden is accessible to those with restricted mobility, whilst gentle slopes with hard surfaces allow wheelchair access. There are plenty of benches located throughout the Garden.

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Jun
19
Fri
2020
‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ – Talk with Michael Marriott
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Talk and Tour with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses.

As part of Borde Hill’s Rose Celebration Weeks, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of roses during a fascinating talk with lecturer, garden writer and Chief Rosarian at David Austin Roses, Michael Marriott.

Rediscover the beauty of growing and caring for this much-loved flower with one of the country’s leading experts. Michael will help you plan and nurture a beautiful rose garden, offering advice on everything from choosing the right rose for your situation, to pruning, fragrance and colour combinations.

Following the talk, join Michael Marriott and Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s fragrant Rose Garden at its peak with 750 David Austin roses in bloom.

Itinerary
10.30 – tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival served inside the Elizabethan Mansion House
11.00 – talk with Michael Marriott
12.00 – tour of the Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996

Tickets
£39.50 non-members
£31.60 (20% discount for RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
Advance booking required

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Jun
20
Sat
2020
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Members of the Sussex Guild are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time at Borde Hill Garden. Browse a spectacular variety of well-designed, inspirational and beautifully made arts and crafts in a large marquee on the Azalea Ring. Meet the designer makers and see examples of their work, including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, metalwork, print making, textile art, woodwork and more. Most of the work can be purchased, or specially commissioned.

Entry includes access to the Garden, Parkland and Woodland.

Standard Garden admission applies (FREE to Friends)

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Jul
2
Thu
2020
‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ – Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Award-winning designer and TV gardener, Juliet Sargeant, is bringing her Sussex Garden School to Borde Hill. Well-known for her approachable presenting style, Juliet’s fun and informative workshops 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 2 July, 10.30-3.30

Re-create the magic of the Borde Hill Garden with a romantic rose border of your own. Learn how to combine roses and herbaceous plants to create borders and arches which will flower from spring to autumn.

Now the traditional rose border has evolved to include companion planting with other flowering shrubs and flowers to extend the season of interest. But how do you also ensure the practical considerations for maintaining the roses?

In this illustrated talk and workshop, Juliet will explain how to choose the most reliable roses and combine them with suitable under-planting, to create borders that perform for months, with the classic romance of roses.

Subjects covered:
Different types of rose plants – choosing, buying and planting roses – perfect companion plants for a romantic rose border – the practicalities of maintaining a rose border

Who is the course for?
Beginners and garden enthusiasts are welcome.
This course for anyone who loves roses, but would like to extend their season of interest with romantic companion planting

By the end of the day you will:

  • understand how to combine rose plants for beautiful effect
  • understand how to extend the season of interest of your rose borders
  • know a good range of herbaceous plants to combine with and underplant your rose border
  • Be inspired by Borde Hill’s beautiful rose garden and learn to re-create its magic in your own home.

The Group:
We will be an informal group. Juliet teaches in an accessible, workshop style with illustrated ‘info-bites’ and relevant exercises for you to think about your own garden.

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Tickets:
£90.00 (Early Bird £80.00 if booked before 15 May)
£72.00 (RHS Members and Friends of Borde Hill)

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com

Includes: Garden entry and illustrated handouts

Jul
6
Mon
2020
The Artist’s Garden – Summer Exhibition
Jul 6 – Sep 30 all-day

Borde Hill has been an inspiration for horticulturalists and artists for generations and this summer we are proud to continue this tradition by displaying the artistic response to the beauty of nature, countryside and gardens.

Visitors will be able to explore the historical Garden, renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, where they will discover approximately 40 works by established and up-and-coming artists inspired by both flora and fauna.

In addition to an enticing selection of garden sculptures, the exhibition, sponsored by local employer, 1st Central, will also include a number of paintings and smaller works displayed within the Garden shop and Green Tree Gallery. Uniting the work is their common fascination with the beauty of nature, the countryside and the feelings they evoke within us.

Exhibiting artists to be confirmed.

Admission included in standard entry price.

Kindly sponsored by:

1st Central Insurance

 

 

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

Jul
11
Sat
2020
Sussex Gin Fest 2020
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sussex Gin Fest 2020 @ Borde Hill Garden

The UK’s Biggest Gin Festival Returns to Borde Hill Garden on Saturday 11th July 2020. Tickets on sale now!

Bigger, better and with even more to experience and enjoy, celebrate the extraordinary craftsmanship of independent Sussex, British and worldwide gin distillers at this unique festival. With delicious hot and cold artisan food, captivating demonstrations on all things gin, and not forgetting our main stage with live entertainment all day, this is one of the hottest festival tickets for 2020.

Set within more than two hundred acres of traditional parkland, Borde Hill Garden is a place which captivates and delights visitors with its series of intimate “living garden rooms”, fine woodland parklands, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald. Following the success of Sussex Gin Fest 2019, we are delighted to be hosting the festival once again, with ticket holders gaining free entry into Borde Hill Garden.

Sussex produce is at the centre of this unique festival, but we will also be showcasing gins of the world with international culinary options to compliment them, and our ‘Best of the Rest’ zone will feature small-batch guest gins from neighbouring counties. There will also be a local beer brewer on-site and some Sussex ‘fizz’ for you to try and when you need cooling down under the July sunshine we even have a gin and tonic sorbet to quench your thirst!

This event is only for people aged 18 and over.  Please drink responsibly.

Tickets

Early Bird: £12.50 (no booking fee when booked directly through the Borde Hill website)

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
12
Sun
2020
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Jul 12 @ 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 and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Jul
18
Sat
2020
Kids Summer Fun: The Enchanted Woodland
Jul 18 – Aug 31 all-day

Let your children’s imaginations run wild this summer holiday as they explore the Woodland to discover sprites and mud creatures on an enchanting daily trail.

Includes activities on selected days throughout the holidays.

Details to follow

Jul
24
Fri
2020
Open Air Opera: Tosca
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Air Opera: Tosca

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

Description
Tosca is a must see for both newcomers and aficionados. Beautiful and breathtaking arias and rousing musical moments in Puccini’s magnificent score which flows like the incidental music to a film – introducing and reinforcing dramatic events.

This new production is set in Rome in the 1940’s and brings to light all of the tragedies that happen in relationships during a world of conflict.

The performance will be sung in English.

Tickets:
Adult: £30.00
Child: £10.00 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £95.00

Doors open at 6.00pm. 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 which can be collected prior to the performance (includes 2 Adult Tickets plus a picnic for 2) – £95.00
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.

Performance information:
• Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The Gate opens at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 7.30pm.
• Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
• Disabled Parking: Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
• Refreshments: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, or pre-book an Operatic Picnic for Two, which includes 2 Adult tickets plus a picnic for 2 which can collected prior to the performance. A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
• Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
• Dress Code: This event will go ahead regardless of weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
• Seating: Please bring your own low back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
• No Smoking is permitted within the Garden. • No photography is allowed during the performance

DIRECTIONS
Car: Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail: The nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station

Jul
25
Sat
2020
Open Air Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Air Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Probably the most perfect and popular opera. A day in the life of Figaro. A joyful farce in which we witness the foibles and intrigues used to reveal the indiscretions of a philandeing nobleman, Count Almaviva. Some of Mozart’s most sublime music features in this bittersweet yet uplifting comedy. Opera Brava’s new production with an International cast and set in the Eighteenth Century will delight and enlighten you in this glorious production.

World class singing from Britain’s outstanding touring opera company. The performance will be sung in English.

Tickets:
Adult: £30.00
Child: £10.00 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £95.00

Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.00pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only

Pre-order an Operatic Picnic which can be collected prior to the performance (includes 2 Adult Tickets plus a picnic for 2) – £95.00
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.

Performance information:
• Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The Gate opens at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 7.00pm.
• Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
• Disabled Parking: Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
• Refreshments: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, or pre-book an Operatic Picnic for Two, which includes 2 Adult tickets plus a picnic for 2 which can collected prior to the performance. A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
• Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
• Dress Code: This event will go ahead regardless of weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
• Seating: Please bring your own low back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
• No Smoking is permitted within the Garden. • No photography is allowed during the performance

DIRECTIONS
Car: Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail: The nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station

Jul
26
Sun
2020
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Jul 26 @ 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 and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Aug
9
Sun
2020
Bark in the Park
Aug 9 all-day

A fun day out in the Parkland for all breeds of dogs and their families.

Including stalls and a fun dog show. Full details to follow.

Aug
14
Fri
2020
Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Mr Stink
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Children's Outdoor Theatre: Mr Stink

David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink is coming to Borde Hill Garden with an open air theatre production staged by Heartbreak Productions.

Description:
You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink.

One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb and the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess. Chloe’s curiosity and kindness pave the way for this extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed.

Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

Performed on the South Lawn against the 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.
Running time: 2 hours

Booking essential

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

Includes entry to the Garden and Adventure Playground from 3.00pm (if arriving before 3.00pm, normal Garden admission charges apply). Access to the performance area from 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+

We are unable to offer refunds for this production

Aug
16
Sun
2020
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Aug 16 @ 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 and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Aug
22
Sat
2020
British Eventing Horse Trials
Aug 22 – Aug 23 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
30
Sun
2020
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Aug 30 @ 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 and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Sep
6
Sun
2020
Harley Davidson Bikes & Brews
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

Featuring live music, plus barbecue and local ales available to purchase.

Included in Garden admission (FREE to Friends)

Sep
7
Mon
2020
National Gardens Scheme Open Day
Sep 7 all-day

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

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

 

Sep
13
Sun
2020
Specialist Plant Fair
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Plant Fairs Roadshow  returns to Borde Hill Garden with 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’. Full details to follow.

Tickets
Discounted admission rate:
£8.00 per person (adults and concessions) to include Garden entry. FREE to Friends

RHS Members / Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event

 

Sep
19
Sat
2020
Nature for Wellbeing – Meditation for Peace
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Nature for Wellbeing – Meditation for Peace with Keren Ghitis

As part of our 2020 Wellbeing Programme, experience the tranquility of the Italian Garden in a unique way whilst contemplating what matters to you.

Enjoy exclusive private access to the Garden before it opens to the public for a special meditation, activity and nature morning to mark the International Day of Peace.

The magical grounds are the perfect place to stop, reflect and experience the peace we wish for ourselves, our families and community. At the end, participants will be given a small plant to take home; a living, growing reminder of the day. You will also be able to stay and enjoy the grounds.

This one and a half hour event will include meditation and other mindfulness based activities.

Please bring cushions to sit on.

Prior meditation experience is not required; beginners welcome.

Keren Ghitis is a Mindfulness Based Psychotherapist and a yoga teacher.

Tickets
Price TBC
Advance booking required
Ticket price includes Garden admission

Oct
17
Sat
2020
A Spellbinding Halloween
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm

Explore the Garden on a bewitching trail full of spells, potions and mystery.

Details to follow

Alex Rickard Photography (BH Halloween)-74

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