Rose Celebration Weeks
Jun 14 – Jun 27 all-day
Rose Celebration Weeks


Join us to celebrate the beauty of the Jay Robin’s Rose Garden


Admire the beauty of the Rose Garden at its peak; a real feast for the senses with 750 David Austin rose plants and 100 varieties filling the air with a glorious fragrance.

The Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted 25 years ago in 1996, contains the most valued and popular roses developed by David Austin, including Gertrude Jekyll, Winchester Cathedral and Graham Thomas. It also contains the most popular roses sold in the last 12 months in the UK including Olivia Rose Austin, Lady Emma Hamilton and Darcy Bussell.

Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, says “Jay Robin’s Rose Garden is undoubtedly the main highlight of the summer displays, with the sight and fragrance of over 750 David Austin roses being something to behold.”

During our Rose Celebration Weeks, we will be offering visitors hints and tips to help you grow your own beautiful roses at home.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Other Rose Celebration Events
18 June: Talk – ‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ with Michael Marriott >find out more
7 July: Workshop – ‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ with Juliet Sargeant >find out more[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Specialist Gifts and Rose Plants
Take home a rose plant from our Plant Sales, or a rose-themed souvenir from the Gift Shop; the perfect reminder of your visit.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”11185″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”11770″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ – Talk with Michael Marriott
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Talk and Tour with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses.

As part of Borde Hill’s Rose Celebration Weeks, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of roses during a fascinating talk with lecturer, garden writer and Chief Rosarian at David Austin Roses, Michael Marriott.

Rediscover the beauty of growing and caring for this much-loved flower with one of the country’s leading experts. Michael will help you plan and nurture a beautiful rose garden, offering advice on everything from choosing the right rose for your situation, to pruning, fragrance and colour combinations.

Following the talk, join Michael Marriott and Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s fragrant Rose Garden at its peak with 750 David Austin roses in bloom.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Itinerary
10.30 – tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival served inside the Garden Marquee
11.00 – talk with Michael Marriott
12.00 – tour of the Rose Garden with its 750 rose plants, including tips on how to grow healthy and floriferous roses at home
13.00 – explore the rest of the Garden at leisure, lunch at one of our Cafes, or perhaps be tempted by one of the rose plants on sale from the shop

£31.60 (Borde Hill Members – 20% discount)
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‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ – Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Award-winning designer and TV gardener, Juliet Sargeant, is bringing her Sussex Garden School to Borde Hill. Well-known for her approachable presenting style, Juliet’s fun and informative workshops are packed with knowledge gleaned from 20 years of creating gardens and with tips that you don’t find in books.

‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ Workshop – Wednesday 7 July, 10.30-3.30

Re-create the magic of the Borde Hill Garden with a romantic rose border of your own. Learn how to combine roses and herbaceous plants to create borders and arches which will flower from spring to autumn.

Now the traditional rose border has evolved to include companion planting with other flowering shrubs and flowers to extend the season of interest. But how do you also ensure the practical considerations for maintaining the roses?

In this illustrated talk and workshop, Juliet will explain how to choose the most reliable roses and combine them with suitable under-planting, to create borders that perform for months, with the classic romance of roses.

Subjects covered:
Different types of rose plants – choosing, buying and planting roses – perfect companion plants for a romantic rose border – the practicalities of maintaining a rose border

Who is the course for?
Beginners and garden enthusiasts are welcome.
This course for anyone who loves roses, but would like to extend their season of interest with romantic companion planting

By the end of the day you will:

  • understand how to combine rose plants for a beautiful effect
  • understand how to extend the season of interest of your rose borders
  • know a good range of herbaceous plants to combine with and underplant your rose border
  • Be inspired by Borde Hill’s beautiful rose garden and learn to re-create its magic in your own home.

The Group:
We will be an informal group. Juliet teaches in an accessible, workshop-style with illustrated ‘info-bites’ and relevant exercises for you to think about your own garden.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10548″ img_size=”300″][vc_single_image image=”11085″ img_size=”300″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£90.00 (Early Bird £80.00 if booked before 15 May)
£75.00 (RHS Members)

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com

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Sharp Shots Photo Club – Capturing Summer Sun (Kids 7-11 years)
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Capturing Summer Sun  (Kids 7 to 11 year olds)

This workshop 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 entire workshop outdoors in the beautiful grounds capturing summer through our lenses together. We’ll find brightly coloured flowers to photograph, learning how to blur our backgrounds, and take show stopping action shots 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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”13534″ img_size=”large”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Tickets
£39.00 (there is an additional charge of £8 for the use of a camera)
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Sharp Shots Photo Club – Capturing Summer Sun (Teens)
Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Capturing Summer Sun  (Teens)

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 entire workshop will be outdoors using our new knowledge to take stunning colourful shots representing summer at its best![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”13537″ img_size=”large”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Tickets
£45.00 (there is an additional charge of £8 for the use of a camera)
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