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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.

To make a booking or to discuss your group’s requirement, please contact our Bookings Manager on 01444 450326, email us at bookings@bordehill.co.uk [1]or click the ‘contact us’ button below.

 

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)

 

Borde Hill Buffet Lunch

Served inside the marquee

A hot or cold buffet lunch with a selection of three main dishes, served with salad and new potatoes, and a selection of three puddings.
 
 
15.00 per person (min 15 people)

 

We offer groups (15+ people): – (See our Group Flyer [2])

  • Discounted Garden entry at £7.35 pp if pre-booked and paid at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • A brief introduction to the Garden & the facilities on arrival.
  • 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.
  • A well-stocked Gift shop with a variety of plants for sale.
  • Our own Garden cafe, plus Café Elvira and award-winning Jeremy’s Restaurant, as featured in Good Food Guide 2013.
  • Green Tree Gallery, specialising in arts and crafts (closed Mondays).
  • Information text in other languages.
  • Free wheelchairs. Please reserve these in advance.
  • Free admission to coach driver & group organiser.
  • £5 meal voucher for coach driver.
*Groups over 25 will be split into multiple tours at £85/£105 per tour. All tours must be booked in advance.

 

For more information

Contact Us [3]

  • Joint ticket with the Bluebell Railway – enjoy the best of historic Sussex at two iconic attractions. ONLY £16 per person.
  • Available April to September 2017.
  • (Pre-booking and deposit are required; full payment 30 days in advance.)
  • To make a reservation, please contact The Bluebell Railway [4] on 01825 720800 or:
  • Email [5]

 

Suggested Itinerary

10.00 am Your day begins at Bluebell Railway’s Sheffield Park Station, have a look around the artefacts in the museum, enjoy a coffee in the café and explore the delightful shop.
11.00 am Take a ride on the Bluebell Railway and experience the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Steaming through the countryside you will see wooded valleys, streams and rivers, farmsteads, country lanes, meadows and wild flowers (when they are in season). This is a return service to East Grinstead and seats will be reserved for your group.
12:39 pm Return back at Sheffield Park and following a comfort break, it is all aboard the coach to Borde Hill Garden.
1:30 pm Arrive at Borde Hill Garden where you will receive a warm welcome & brief introduction to the Garden and facilities. Lunch can be taken in Café Elvira, with a selection of homemade lunches and cakes, or dine in the elegance of Jeremy’s Restaurant (booking advised for both). Alternatively, you can discover the delightful Little Ritz Vintage Tea Room set within the Garden itself.
2:30 pm Time for a leg-stretch (or a quiet rest on a seat), discover 200 acres of formal Garden, woodland and parkland. The Garden is home to a series of intimate and enchanting ‘garden rooms’. There is also a fascinating family history to unearth, with exciting tales from the Victorian plant-hunters. There is also the impressive collection of trees and shrubs, of national importance and plenty of horticultural interest throughout every season.
4:30 pm Rejoin your coach after a look around the Green Tree Gallery (art & gift gallery), and the plant sales and gift shop.