Feb
19
Sat
2022
Borde Hill Garden opens to the public
Feb 19 all-day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Visit this horticultural delight when the Garden reopens for the new season on 19 February 2022

Get Unlimited Access – Prices start from just £2.70 a month
Make the most of the great outdoors and ensure you’re able to visit time and again by becoming a Borde Hill Member. Our valued Members get unlimited access to the Garden, Woodland and Playground throughout the 2022 open season, as well as free access to a number of exciting events including school holiday family trails. With prices starting from just £2.70 a month for annual membership, Members receive great value for money.

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Wilbur’s Wild Welly Walk – Family Trail
Feb 19 – Apr 3 all-day
Wilbur's Wild Welly Walk - Family Trail

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Get outdoors, splash in puddles and roar like a wild animal!

This February half term pull on your boots, get out into the fresh air and join ‘Wilbur’s Wild Welly Walk’ at Borde Hill. Children of all ages can give their mental and physical agility a good workout by finding hidden wellies around the Garden, practicing their yoga skills as they go! On arrival, families will be given a trail booklet to follow as they venture through the Garden, spotting the wellies hidden amongst the plants and trees.

Visitors can also enjoy some early flowering plants including hellebores, snowdrops, viburnum, daffodils and some magnolias.

Wellies not essential as the trail is on paths, but dress for the weather.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Advance booking is required for this event

Tickets
£3 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Members).

Admission needs to pre-booked for everyone in your party, apart from children under 3 who are free. Trails only need to be booked for children, not adults.

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Apr
9
Sat
2022
Hetty’s Easter Adventure
Apr 9 – Apr 24 all-day

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Hop along to Borde Hill Garden for Hetty’s Easter Adventure

This Easter holiday spend time together as a family for fun and nature-filled discoveries at Borde Hill Garden. Spot the signs of spring whilst exploring the Garden on an Easter-themed trail.  Find all the hidden chicks in time for the Easter Parade to receive a delicious treat.

Children can also let off steam in the Adventure Playground, where they can swing, climb, balance and slide their way through a series of equipment, including a thrilling zip wire for the most adventurous. It’s all the inspiration you need for a cracking day out!

Fuel up for your adventures with a delicious Easter-themed treat from the Gardeners’ Retreat Café, or let off steam in the Adventure Playground.

Spring is also a magical time to explore the Garden and Woodland, with an abundance of flowering magnolias some grown to champion trees measuring 60 feet height, camellias, hellebores, daffodils and rhododendrons. Picnics and dogs on leads welcome.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Tickets (Pre-booking is required for this event)

£3 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Members)

Garden admission: must be pre-booked for all adults and children in your party, apart from children under 3 who are free.

Easter Trails: need to be pre-booked for all children wanting to complete the trail, including under 3’s, as there is a prize. Adults do not need to book a trail, unless you want to receive a prize.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”13332″ img_size=”300″][vc_single_image image=”13992″ img_size=”300″][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fsessions.aspx%3Ftid%3D91″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

May
28
Sat
2022
Half Term – Nature Week Family Trail
May 28 – Jun 5 all-day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]This half term, explore the Garden on a nature-themed trail. Details to be confirmed.

Spring is also a magical time to explore the Garden and Woodland, with an abundance of vibrant azaleas, rhododendrons and bluebells. Picnics and dogs on leads welcome.

Suitable for children aged 3-8 years.

Tickets 
£3.00 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Members). Advance booking required

Garden admission: must be pre-booked for all adults and children in your party, apart from children under 3 who are free.

Trails: need to be pre-booked for all children wanting to complete the trail, including under 3’s, as there is a prize. Adults do not need to book a trail, unless you want to receive a prize.

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Jun
25
Sat
2022
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm

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The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Members of the Sussex Guild will be showing their inspiring work in a village of marquee pods on the lawns of the Azalea Ring on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the highly skilled designer makers and will be treated to spectacular examples of ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, metalwork, textile art, woodwork and more; most of which can be purchased, or specially commissioned.

In addition, there will be craft demonstrations, including two daily timed dramatic and unpredictable raku kiln firings where red hot pots are removed from a kiln and placed in a sealed smoke chamber before being removed to be decorated with marks made from horsehair or drawing with a feather on a hot tile. Raku provides all the elements of fire, earth and water!

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Included in Garden admission (FREE to Borde Hill Members)
Admission includes entry to the Garden, Parkland, Woodland and Playground.
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Jul
3
Sun
2022
Music in the Garden
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Live Music in the Garden – 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…

Diary to be confirmed.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome. Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

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Jul
17
Sun
2022
Music in the Garden
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Live Music in the Garden – 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…

Diary to be confirmed.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome. Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

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Jul
23
Sat
2022
Kids Summer Trail in Woodland, age 3-8 years
Jul 23 – Sep 10 all-day

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Summer Trail in Warren Wood

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Recommended age: 3-8 years

Price: £3.00 per trail to include a prize, plus admission (FREE to Members). Advance booking required.

The trail takes place in Warren Wood and is suitable for children aged 3-8 years. The trail will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

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Aug
12
Fri
2022
Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Awful Auntie
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]Awful Auntie by the UK’s most loved children’s writer, David Walliams, comes to Borde Hill Garden this summer with a thrilling open air theatre show staged by Heartbreak Productions.

The play tells the story of Stella Saxby, who is tormented by her awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl. The dastardly duo will stop at nothing to take her inheritance from her.

Description:
The new playground at the Saxby Hall Orphanage is finally complete, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. The orphanage was founded by Stella Saxby, who some of you may remember. Her parents were killed in a car crash in 1933, leaving her an orphan, all alone with her Awful Auntie. And when we say awful, we mean awful. Aunt Alberta and her best friend Wagner, a vicious Bavarian owl, tried everything they could to torment Stella into signing over the deed to Saxby Hall. But Stella, with the help of her friend Soot (the ghost of a chimney sweep, but friends come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they?) fought off Aunt Alberta, saved Saxby Hall, and gifted the beautiful Saxby Hall to be used as an orphanage.

Awful Auntie is a truly thrilling tale. Owls, ghosts, chases, escapes, motorcycle rides, and tiddlywinks all fill Stella’s days as she evades her menacing Aunt and saves the family home. So, please join us at the dedication of the new playground at Saxby Hall and hear how it all came about.

Make sure you bring a blanket or chair to sit on, weather-appropriate gear, and a picnic, as the tale could take some time to tell, and storytelling can be hungry work!

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[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13970″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Tickets: Adults: £15, Children: £10 (3-16 years old), Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £45

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+

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Aug
14
Sun
2022
Music in the Garden
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Live Music in the Garden – 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…

Diary to be confirmed.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome. Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

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Aug
28
Sun
2022
Music in the Garden
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Live Music in the Garden – 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…

Diary to be confirmed.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome. Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

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Oct
15
Sat
2022
A Haunting Halloween
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

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A Haunting Halloween – Daily Story Trail

Follow the story trail around the Garden to receive a prize.

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