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May
10
Fri
2019
Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – A 20th Anniversary Celebration
May 10 – Sep 30 all-day

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Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – a 20th Anniversary Celebration of Art

Towering kinetic wind art and mythological figures are transforming the historic garden into a stunning outdoor gallery for a special 20th anniversary exhibition.

Opened on 9th May by award-winning designer and TV gardener, Juliet Sargeant, the carefully selected sculptures are placed throughout the 17-acre formal Garden, working in harmony with the renowned horticultural collection that has put Borde Hill on the map. Including over 100 pieces, the diverse display of figurative and abstract works highlight fresh new talent, with some familiar names returning to be part of this special celebration of art.

Will Carr’s kinetic wind sculpture ‘Transfiguration’ captivates viewers as it twists and turns in the breeze in front of the Elizabethan Mansion. Wandering further into the garden ‘rooms’, visitors encounter ‘Icarus I’ by Nicola Godden, a striking winged figure commissioned for the London 2012 Olympic Village. The mythological theme continues with ‘Narcissus’ by Teresa Wells, a figurative bronze inspired by the boy who fell in love with his own reflection.

Exploring the Garden’s hidden spaces, visitors will stumble across exquisite stone carvings, alongside works in resin, glass and ceramic.

Smaller pieces are exhibited inside the Glasshouse and Green Tree Gallery, encouraging visitors to explore every nook and cranny of the historic garden and grounds. All works are on sale, with something to suit every taste and pocket.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

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Kindly sponsored by:

1st Central Insurance

 

 

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

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Exhibiting artists: Adrian Gray, Alyosha Moeran, Antoinette Jackson, Bernard Miles Pearson, Brendon Murless, Christine Baxter, Diana Roles, Ian Marlow, Jane Bohane, Jeremy Moulsdale, Kate Sell, Kay Singla, Lou Johns, Lucy Kinsella, Lucy Lutyens, Lynn Baker, Lynn Warren, Nicola Godden, Nicolas Moreton, Paul Harvey, Richard Cresswell, Rosie Jones, Simon Conolly, Simon Probyn, Stephanie Cushing, Susie Hartley, Teresa Wells, Will Carr, Will Spankie, Zoe Singleton[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Jul
19
Fri
2019
Magical Music Festival 2019
Jul 19 – Jul 22 all-day

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Magical: a community of people connected through their desire to improve themselves and the world around them.

Magical is a micro 3-day, music, arts and wellness festival for all ages, held in the parkland at Borde Hill. As well as having fantastic musicians and DJs to make you dance like there’s no tomorrow our aim is for 1,000 people to express and find themselves through a unique and diverse programme of activities.

Expect a wonderful crowd of people of all ages, festi dress-up, a programme of uplifting multi-genre music; a mix of live acts and DJs (many of which you may not have heard of, but we can assure you will LOVE!) and opportunities to participate and get involved! (Including the infamous Magical parade!).

Plus, the site itself is very special. Everything is organised to maximise the Magical vibe and minimise waste. From our beautiful festival playground to the delicious local food & drink vendors – and most importantly, tons of like-minded people.

You will leave the youiest you!

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Jul
26
Fri
2019
Open Air Opera: La Traviata
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Air Opera: La Traviata

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present La Traviata by Verdi, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s fantastic melodies include the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Christopher Lane  production for Opera Brava will bring out all the emotional colour, from the first discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.

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Tickets: Early Bird: £30 (until 1 July), Standard: £35, Child: £10 (5-16 years old)

Doors open at 6.30pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Pre-order an Operatic Picnic for Two People when booking your performance tickets – £35.00
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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_separator][vc_single_image image=”9667″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Kids Summer Fun: The Enchanted Garden – Trail & Activities
Jul 27 – Sep 15 all-day

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The Enchanted Garden – Daily Trail 

Let your children’s imaginations run wild this summer holiday as they explore the Woodland on an enchanting daily trail. Discover the story of Piccolo, the smallest pixie in the Garden who needs to earn his wings by passing a series of challenges!

 *£2 per trail to include a prize, plus garden admission (FREE to Friends)

Other activities on selected days throughout the holidays include:

Thursday 1 August, 11-3
Forest School in Warren Wood with Nature Nurture Sussex*
During the 1½ hour pre-bookable sessions children will be encouraged to learn about plants and wildlife, whilst being free to explore and use their imaginations. Activities include using natural materials to make bug hotels, and Hapa Zome, the Japanese art of flower and plant printing using fabric and rubber mallets >Read more

Monday 5 August, 11.15-3.15
Storytelling for All – The Fairytale Forest
Hear stories of hard-working elves, cheeky leprechauns and a fairy who teaches a little girl a lesson, all told within the magical surroundings of the Borde Hill woodland. Included in admission >Read more

Monday 12 August, 11-3
Woodland Crafts & Mud Creatures*
Get hands on with natural materials including mud, leaves and wood to make Mudlins and Gwones, the spirits and fairies of the woodland >Read more

Monday 19 August, 11-3
Minibeast & Summer Garden Storytelling Sessions
Tales about the natural world including the worm who loved to dance, the bee that wouldn’t share and the brave little butterfly.  The sessions use costume, musical instruments and audience participation to bring the stories to life.  Included in admission >Read more

Thursday 22 August, 11-3
Old Fashioned Garden Games*
Traditional games offering a special glimpse of children’s play as it once was, including Egg & Spoon, Croquet, Sack Races, Hoop Rolling and more. All ages welcome >Read more

Wednesday 28 August, 11-3
Lucy’s Little Forest School*
Discover the amazing creatures hiding in the Borde Hill woodland on a ‘Mini Beast Safari’, before having a go at using natural materials to make your own bug to take home >Read more

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Open Air Opera: The Barber of Seville
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Air Opera: The Barber of Seville

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Barber of Seville by G. Rossini, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Written in three weeks, Rossini’s masterpiece is one of the wittiest and most immediately appealing comic operas in the repertoire today and is as fresh to the ear now as when it first burst upon it’s Italian audiences in 1816. On first hearing, the utter joy of one melodic masterpiece flowing into the next is thrilling to any audience.  As the plot unfolds and is dramatically told through Rossini’s brilliant musical structure, it helps us to understand, in part, the Barber’s special place in the history of opera.

Opera Brava in its 31st year is Britains leading touring opera company. Their production of “The Barber of Seville” is performed by professional and experienced national and international opera singers who have worked with major companies such as; English National Opera and Covent Garden. The performance will be sung in English.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10411″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10412″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Book Now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D52||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]Booking essential

Tickets: Early Bird: £30 (until 1 July), Standard: £35, Child: £10 (5-16 years old)

Doors open at 6.30pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Pre-order an Operatic Picnic for Two People when booking your performance tickets – £35.00
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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_separator][vc_single_image image=”9667″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What people are saying:

  • Thank you all for a lovely opera of The Barber of Seville yesterday at Hever Castle, the talent displayed was awesome.
  • “I took my 13-year old to see the Barber of Seville at Leatherhead. She’s been clutching the programme ever since, and telling everyone about it. From the minute the music struck up, she started grinning and never stopped until we left. Then she said she’d like to go again!” – Guest feedback.
  • If you haven’t seen this production yet then ITS A MUST

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Jul
28
Sun
2019
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Musical Picnics - Live music in the Garden

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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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9883″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”11128″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1558287503685{background-color: #ffffff !important;border-radius: 3px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

14 Jul: Borde Hill Brass Festival (a day of non-competitive brass band music between 10.30am-2.40pm, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association)

28 Jul: The Tom Belbin Trio (a wide repertoire from great jazz and swing classics, to grooving Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements)

11 Aug: The Rusty Rovers (traditional acoustic folk music from around the British Isles, including a toe-tapping mix of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas)

25 Aug:  Three Penny Piece (vocal trio reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s)

1 Sept: Willie Austen (Willie Austen and Paul Stenton perform rock and blues classics as part of the Harley-Davidson Bikes and Brews event between 12-3pm)[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Gardener’s Retreat cafe will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

Dogs on leads welcome. No extra charge for these events, included in standard admission.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Aug
1
Thu
2019
Kids Summer Fun – Forest School with Nature Nurture Sussex
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

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Make the most of the great outdoors this summer and bring the family our Forest School held in the magical Borde Hill Woodland.

During the 1½ hour pre-bookable sessions children will be encouraged to play and learn about plants and wildlife, whilst being free to explore and use their imaginations.

Using natural materials children will create their very own bug hotel to take home. They will also try their hand at Hapa Zome (leaf-bashing) the Japanese art of flower and plant printing using fabric and rubber mallets. A fantastic activity for kids and a great way to connect with nature! Other activities include hunting for bugs using magnifying glasses, and a mud kitchen!

Bookable sessions will take place at 10-11.30, 12-1.30, 2-3.30

Nature Nurture Sussex Forest School is run by trained and experienced Forest School Leaders who love everything about the great outdoors and are passionate about the benefits it can have on children and adults alike.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Admission (pre-booking required):
£8.00 per child (including Friends), plus Garden admission
Please purchase Garden admission separately[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”blue” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D63||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]Suitable for children aged 3-10 (to be accompanied by an adult)
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Aug
2
Fri
2019
Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Gangsta Granny
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]David Walliams’ most popular book, Gangsta Granny, is coming to Borde Hill Garden with an open air theatre production adapted by David Kerby-Kendall and staged by Heartbreak Productions.

Description: Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at granny’s.  All she wants to do is play scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun! Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret… Ben’s Granny is an international jewel thief – and she needs his help to pull off her biggest heist yet, stealing the crown jewels!

Heartbreak productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. It could be very hungry work so come prepared with picnics and appropriate outdoor gear.

Performed on the South Lawn against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House, Heartbreak Productions’ version of this popular children’s book is suitable for children aged 7+.

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

Doors open at 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.

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Aug
4
Sun
2019
Porsche Club Great Britain
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Porsche Club, R23 Sussex Region, will showcase their members’ cars on the South Lawn. Included in Garden admission.

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Aug
5
Mon
2019
Kids Summer Fun: Storytelling for All – The Fairytale Forest
Aug 5 @ 11:15 am – 3:15 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Take a break from helping Piccolo on The Enchanted Garden trail to hear tales of other woodland folk at work and at play.

Hear stories of hard-working elves, cheeky leprechauns and a fairy who teaches a little girl a lesson, all told within the magical surroundings of the Borde Hill Woodland.

20 minute storytelling sessions in Warren Wood at 11.15, 12.00, 1.00, 1.45, 2.30 and 3.15. Included in Garden admission (FREE to Friends)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11206″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Aug
6
Tue
2019
Sharp Shots Photography Workshop for kids (7-11) – Capturing Summer Sun
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Capturing Summer Sun – photography workshop for kids aged 7-11

This photography course will focus on capturing the summer sun through our camera lenses. Students will learn how their camera makes a photograph enabling them to take great close ups of Borde Hill’s amazing flowers and sculptures and sharp wildlife images of the bees and butterflies.

We will spend the majority of the class outdoors in the beautiful grounds capturing summer through our lenses together. We’ll find bright coloured flowers to photograph, learning how to blur our backgrounds, and take show-stopping action shots of one another and the birds & bugs in the park. Our students will put to use their new knowledge, using their camera settings and composition tips to create fun summer images to show off at home.

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£39.00
Camera rental £5.00
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Sharp Shots Photography Workshop for teens – Capturing Summer Sun
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Capturing Summer Sun – photography workshop for teens aged 12-15

This course will focus on capturing the essence of summer. Students will learn how their aperture, shutter speed and iso affect their images and make great photos.

We will teach our students how to use their camera settings creatively, making wonderful images of the summer through their viewfinders. We will work with aperture to blur the backgrounds behind the summer blossoms and shutter speed to capture the wildlife in the gardens of Borde Hill. We’ll look at famous photographers images together, discussing composition and how we can apply the same ideas in our own photographs.

The majority of the lesson is outdoors using our new knowledge to take stunning colourful shots representing summer at its best!

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£50.00
Optional additional DSLR camera hire fee £10.00
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Aug
11
Sun
2019
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Musical Picnics - Live music in the Garden

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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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9883″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”11128″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1558287503685{background-color: #ffffff !important;border-radius: 3px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

14 Jul: Borde Hill Brass Festival (a day of non-competitive brass band music between 10.30am-2.40pm, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association)

28 Jul: The Tom Belbin Trio (a wide repertoire from great jazz and swing classics, to grooving Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements)

11 Aug: The Rusty Rovers (traditional acoustic folk music from around the British Isles, including a toe-tapping mix of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas)

25 Aug:  Three Penny Piece (vocal trio reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s)

1 Sept: Willie Austen (Willie Austen and Paul Stenton perform rock and blues classics as part of the Harley-Davidson Bikes and Brews event between 12-3pm)[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Gardener’s Retreat cafe will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

Dogs on leads welcome. No extra charge for these events, included in standard admission.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Aug
12
Mon
2019
Kids Summer Fun: Woodland Crafts – Mud Creatures
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Hear the enchanting story of the Golden Dragon, before getting hands on with natural materials, including mud, leaves and wood to make Mudlins and Gwones, the spirits and fairies of the woodland!

30 minute sessions in Warren Wood at 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm.

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Aug
17
Sat
2019
British Eventing Horse Trials
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day

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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.

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Aug
19
Mon
2019
Kids Summmer Fun: Minibeast & Summer Garden Storytelling Sessions
Aug 19 @ 11:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Join storyteller John Kirk for a special summer storytelling session.

Hear tales about the natural world including how the worm loved to dance, the bee that wouldn’t share and the brave little butterfly.

John uses costume, musical instruments and audience participation to bring his stories to life.

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Aug
22
Thu
2019
Kids Summer Fun: Old Fashioned Garden Games
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Hahahopscotch will be bringing their Traditional Garden Games to Borde Hill this summer holiday, offering a very special glimpse of children’s play as it once was.

Make the most of the fresh air and have a go at Egg & Spoon, Croquet, Sack Races, Hoop Rolling and much more.

All ages welcome, parents to stay.
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Aug
25
Sun
2019
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Musical Picnics - Live music in the Garden

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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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9883″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”11128″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1558287503685{background-color: #ffffff !important;border-radius: 3px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

14 Jul: Borde Hill Brass Festival (a day of non-competitive brass band music between 10.30am-2.40pm, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association)

28 Jul: The Tom Belbin Trio (a wide repertoire from great jazz and swing classics, to grooving Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements)

11 Aug: The Rusty Rovers (traditional acoustic folk music from around the British Isles, including a toe-tapping mix of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas)

25 Aug:  Three Penny Piece (vocal trio reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s)

1 Sept: Willie Austen (Willie Austen and Paul Stenton perform rock and blues classics as part of the Harley-Davidson Bikes and Brews event between 12-3pm)[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Gardener’s Retreat cafe will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

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Aug
28
Wed
2019
Kids Summer Fun: Lucy’s Little Forest School in Warren Wood
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Drop into Lucy’s Little Forest School to discover the amazing creatures hiding in the Borde Hill woodland on a ‘Mini Beast Safari’.

Children can use identification books and sheets provided to identify their finds, before having a go at recreating one of the bugs they have found using clay, wood and foraged materials.  There will also be an opportunity to paint their finished creations to take home.

Suitable for children aged 2-5 years (to be accompanied by an adult)

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Sep
1
Sun
2019
Harley Davidson Bikes & Brews
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Enjoy the unforgettable sights and sounds of Harley-Davidson bikes visiting Borde Hill Garden from the 1066 Chapter.

Kick back to the jaw-dropping guitar playing of local band Willie Austen and Paul Stenton, performing rock and blues classics on the Azalea Ring between 12-3pm.

Barbecue and local ales available to purchase at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café.

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Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Musical Picnics - Live music in the Garden

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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…

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Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

14 Jul: Borde Hill Brass Festival (a day of non-competitive brass band music between 10.30am-2.40pm, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association)

28 Jul: The Tom Belbin Trio (a wide repertoire from great jazz and swing classics, to grooving Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements)

11 Aug: The Rusty Rovers (traditional acoustic folk music from around the British Isles, including a toe-tapping mix of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas)

25 Aug:  Three Penny Piece (vocal trio reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s)

1 Sept: Willie Austen (Willie Austen and Paul Stenton perform rock and blues classics as part of the Harley-Davidson Bikes and Brews event between 12-3pm)[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Gardener’s Retreat cafe will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden.

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Sep
11
Wed
2019
‘The Rabbit’s Eye View’ Talk – learning about long-term plant performance
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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‘The Rabbit’s Eye View’ – learning about long-term plant performance, with international garden writer, lecturer and designer, Noel Kingsbury

Wednesday 11 September, 10.00-4.30

This workshop aims at encouraging participants to observe garden plants, focusing on their growth through the year, looking at how they compete with each other, how to assess prospects for their longevity and their suitability for a variety of garden locations. Gardeners and designers can then use their experience and knowledge of plants to plan for the maximum interest. Students are encouraged to get down to see what is happening at ground level to really understand what is going on. A unique workshop that makes people look at plants in a very new way and which has run so far in twelve countries.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£140

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Sep
15
Sun
2019
Specialist Plant Fair
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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The Plant Fairs Roadshow  – 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’, who will be on hand to diagnose plant problems and issue advise.

‘Keeping Pests at Bay the Natural Way’ – Talk with Pippa Greenwood

Visitors to the Specialist Plant Fair also have the opportunity to pre-book a ticket to hear Pippa Greenwood’s tips on how to deal with common garden pests without the need for chemicals eg copper matting and tapes, biological controls, pop-ups and fleece, resistant varieties. Pippa frequently appears on BBC Gardeners’ World and has been a regular panelist on Gardeners’ Question Time on BBC Radio 4 since 1994. Additional charge applies for the talk. Pre-booking required. Find out more here[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Plant Fair stallholders include:

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Beechbridge Plants – small nursery that propagates and grows a wide selection of predominately hardy herbaceous perennials on site.

Blackstem Plants – a personal selection of perennial plants, some weird but all wonderful, and provide something extra for wildlife.

Charleshurst Farm Nursery – shrubs and small trees includes many rarely offered, specialities include a good range of Daphnes and Acer palmatum.

Daisy Roots – an RHS gold medal winner at both Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court her excellent range of perennials is aimed at those with dryish conditions.

Forget Me Not Plants -unusual and cottage garden perennials, wild flowers, grasses, annuals/biennuals, and potted bulbs, grown in their back garden nursery near Horsham.

Hardy’s – well known at the RHS Shows with a multitude of gold medals with over 22 at Chelsea Flower Show alone, offers a great range of herbaceous perennials.

Little Omenden – hardy perennials, wildlife friendly, grown in peat free compost and no pesticides.

Miles Japanese Maples – a small nursey specialising in Japanese Maples, which are propagated by seed and by grafting, these are forms of Acer palmatum, Acer japonicum and Acer shirasawanum.

Moore & Moore [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Pelham Plants – a broad range of choice hardy herbaceous including late season perennial plants and grasses that combine with them.

Phoenix Plants – columnist, lecturer and grower of hardy perennials, many prairie plants, umbellifers and chalk lovers, suitable for a wide range of pollinating insects, plus unusual annuals and bulbs.

Pineview Plants – an RHS medal winning nursery with an extensive and ever changing range of perennial plants from rare, new or unusual, to easy, interesting and reliable, plus an huge choice of shade-lovers, including many Epimediums.

Plantbase – a regular exhibitor at RHS shows including Chelsea and Hampton Court he describes his range as ‘weird things that most people don’t buy and exotics from round the world.

Southon Plants – a very large range of new and unusual perennials both hardy and tender.

Sussex Fruit Trees – wide range of fruit and nut trees, trained fruit trees and local Sussex varieties, also provides orchard design, maintenance and planning services.

Usual & Unusual Plants – perennials – shrubs – interesting (some rare) and garden worthy varieties, plus advice given on how to grow the choices soil/situation etc

Hardy Plant Society – The Sussex Group of the Hardy Plant Society

Five Two Designs – offers Garden sculptures – original, contemporary and exciting[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10669″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Plant Fair Entry
Discounted admission rate to include entry to the Garden: £7.00 per person
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‘Keeping Pests at Bay the Natural Way’ – Talk with Pippa Greenwood
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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‘Keeping Pests at Bay the Natural Way’ – Talk with Pippa Greenwood

Visitors to the Specialist Plant Fair also have the opportunity to hear Pippa Greenwood’s tips on how to deal with common garden pests without the need for chemicals eg copper matting and tapes, biological controls, pop-ups and fleece, resistant varieties.

Pippa frequently appears on BBC Gardeners’ World and has been a regular panelist on Gardeners’ Question Time on BBC Radio 4 since 1994.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10994″ img_size=”300×300″][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D61||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]Tickets (including entry to the Specialist Plant Fair)

Friends of Borde Hill: £8.00
RHS Members: £13.60
Non-members: £17.00

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Sep
22
Sun
2019
Southern Classics Society Car Show
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Come along and admire a diverse array of classic cars parked on the South Lawn courtesy of the Southern Classics Society.

Included in Garden admission.

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Sep
30
Mon
2019
National Gardens Scheme Open Day
Sep 30 all-day

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

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

 

 

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Photography Workshop – Going Digital: Creative Landscapes
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Capture wonderful autumn colours at Borde Hill Garden from 10.30-4.00

Learn to improve your landscape compositions in the woods, formal gardens and by the lakes. Please bring tripods and ND & ND Grad filters if you have them.

Tickets: £75

Booking essential at www.goingdigital.co.uk/photography-courses/borde-hill-garden-sussex

Oct
18
Fri
2019
‘Tasty Garden Talk’ with Juliet Sargeant
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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‘Tasty Garden Talk’ – Friday 18 October, 10.30-12noon

Autumn Flavours from your Garden

Juliet Sargeant, award-winning garden designer and presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World, has teamed up with chef Samantha Mathews, to bring you an amazing new garden and food experience.

Juliet will speak about the many edible ornamental plants that grow commonly in our gardens whilst Sam will offer you tasters to eat and drink. Did you know that hostas, sedums, dahlias and daylilies are all edible?

Come along and sample some tasters… you will never look at your borders in the same way again! The talk includes 5 delicious tasters.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£20.00 (RHS Members)
£25.00 non-members

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Oct
26
Sat
2019
The Academy of Witches & Wizards
Oct 26 – Nov 3 all-day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]The Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizards, 26 October – 3 November 2019

Dare to find the clues on a spooky Halloween trail, with activities on selected days.

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