A Paradise for Plants in the Heart of Sussex
Borde Hill is a stunningly beautiful and botanically rich heritage Garden, set within over 200 acres of traditional parkland. It captivates and delights visitors with a series of intimate ‘living garden rooms’, fine woodland, parkland, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald. – See our Garden MAP
One of the country’s truly great gardens
‘Drama on the Hill’ – The Times
The Main Garden
At the heart of the garden, Borde Hill House, an Elizabethan Tudor mansion from 1598, provides a superb backdrop to the formal 17-acre Garden which flows into a series of linked ‘garden rooms’, each boasting its own distinctive character & style.
For over 100 years the plantings have evolved with the vision of seasonal colour and interest to compliment the plantings of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias and Magnolias. The Rose Garden and herbaceous borders add a blaze of colour and the sub-tropical Dells have an air of tropical mystery, whilst sheltered areas within a mature landscape bring unexpected delights.
A riot of colour from deciduous azaleas in May and early summer.
Quiet corner of the Garden with champion trees, magnolias and camellias.
Delightful pool with a tranquility echoed by the Italian style plantings.
Mid Summer Border
A mixed planting of Gold Standard roses and herbaceous plants designed by Dr Tony Lord 2011.
Old buildings now used for Southern hemisphere plants.
Old Rhodo Garden
Some of the first rhododendrons to come to UK were planted here by the great Victorian plant hunters.
Connects the East and Est of the garden and gives access to the Italian Garden and Round Dell.
Designed in 1996 by Robin Williams and planted with 500 David Austin English roses.
Sub-tropical dell with palm trees, bananas and architectural plants.