An exclusive open day for existing and prospective Borde Hill Garden Members
Take a stroll in the Garden before it officially opens to the public on 13 February.
Non-members welcome when joining on the day.
Become a member
Membership prices start from as little as £2.60 per month and give unlimited access to the Garden, Woodland and Parkland during the open season, 13 February – 31 October 2021. Benefits also include entry to the Adventure Playground and FREE family trails throughout the school holidays.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Find out more or become a Member of Borde Hill today” color=”primary” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bordehill.co.uk%2Fmembership|target:_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10797″ img_size=”300 x 600″][vc_single_image image=”9347″ img_size=”300 x 300″][/vc_column][/vc_row]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Join us for two weeks of celebrations to mark the 80th Anniversary of Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ being cultivated at Borde Hill Garden by Colonel Stephenson R. Clarke.
Including a small exhibition in the glasshouse telling the history of Camellia ‘Donation’ and how it won an RHS Award of Merit in 1941.
There will also be a selection of camellia plants for sale, including Camellia ‘Donation’.
Join camellia enthusiast, Nick Schroder, a Camellia Heritage Tour at 11am on 28 March (Friends: £3.00, non-members: £12.00 to include admission) >find out more[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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]
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 Elizabethan Mansion House
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 (Friends of Borde Hill – 20% discount)
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[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.
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.
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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