Groups & Tours

Ideally located near to a number of other beautiful gardens, we are an excellent destination for groups touring the Sussex counties and local groups looking for a memorable day out.

The formal Garden is designed in a series of intimate and enchanting ‘garden rooms’ with colour and interest throughout every season. The majority of the Garden has gentle sloping pathways and offers good accessibility. There are numerous benches in scenic locations where you can relax and watch the world go by. For those wanting a day of discovery, there are woodland trails, lakes and our picturesque parkland to explore.

Making the most of your visit.

For a truly memorable day out book a bespoke buffet lunch or afternoon tea tailored to your group’s catering requirements, all served inside our charming marquee. Conveniently located within the grounds of the Garden, it’s the perfect spot to pause and take a moment to reflect on all you have seen. From freshly prepared lunches, with options to include wine, Prosecco and Pimms, to delicious home-cooked cakes and bakes, there is something to tempt all tastes.

In addition to Garden entry, tailor your day by pre-booking from the following options:


Garden Tours

Take a tour of the 17 acre formal garden with our Head Gardener or Tour Guide. Designed as a series of outdoor ‘rooms’, each has its own distinctive character, with plantings that add variety, colour and interest throughout the seasons.

£85 for up to 25 people* £105 with Head Gardener (excluding Garden entry)


House Tours

Take a guided tour of the beautiful Grade II listed Elizabethan Mansion house. Delve into its history dating from 1590 and gain an insight into the lives and ancestors of the current owners, Mr and Mrs Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke.

Weekdays only £85 for up to 25 people* (excluding Garden entry)


Borde Hill Garden Tea

Served inside the marquee

Menu: One fruit scone, Cornish clotted cream, homemade jam, selection of mini homemade cakes, selection of finger sandwiches, Clipper Fairtrade tea or freshly brewed coffee. (gluten free scones available on request)
£9.95 per person (min 15 people)
(excluding Garden entry)

Borde Hill Buffet Lunch

Served inside the marquee

Menu: A cold buffet lunch with a selection of three main dishes, served with salad and new potatoes, and a selection of three puddings.
(gluten free options available on request)
£15.00 per person
(min 15 people)
(excluding Garden entry)



We offer some amazing benefits for groups of 15+ people: – (See our Group Flyer)

  • Discounted Garden entry at £7.35 pp if pre-booked and paid at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Bespoke catering offer for groups.
  • FREE Garden map to help you explore the formal gardens at your own pace, with an ‘all ability’ map also available.
  • FREE car parking and on-site coach park.
  • A well-stocked Gift shop and plant nursery.
  • The Green Tree Gallery, specialising in arts and crafts (closed Monday)
  • A Garden cafe, plus Café Elvira and award-winning Jeremy’s Restaurant, as featured in Good Food Guide 2013.
  • Information text in other languages.
  • FREE wheelchairs. Please reserve these in advance.
  • FREE admission to coach driver & group organiser.
  • FREE coach driver meal voucher (£5)
*Groups over 25 will be split into multiple tours at £85/£105 per tour. All tours must be booked in advance.

To make a booking or to discuss your group’s requirement, please contact our dedicated Group Bookings Manager on 01444 450326, email us at or click the ‘contact us’ button below.

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2018 Group Packages

For those looking for something extra, we’ve teamed up with two iconic neighbouring Sussex attractions to offer contrasting day packages to groups of 15+ people (advance booking essential).



NEW for 2018 – Borde Hill Garden & Bolney Wine Estate

Combine a morning visit to Borde Hill Garden, including a guided tour and a delicious buffet lunch, with an afternoon trip to the award winning Bolney Wine Estate, where you can enjoy a wine tour and tasting of their produce, rounding off the day with a cup of tea and a scone. £40 per person

To Book: contact Borde Hill Garden on 01444 450326, or email


Borde Hill Garden & The Bluebell Railway

Alternatively, step back in time and start your day at the famous Bluebell Railway. Enjoy a relaxing journey in timeless comfort on board one of its famous steam locomotives, followed by a leisurely afternoon wander at Borde Hill Garden. Why not round the day off by booking a tempting afternoon tea serving inside our charming marquee. £17.50 per person

To Book: contact The Bluebell Railway directly on 01825 720800, or email

Pre-booking and a deposit are required; full payment 30 days in advance.