Mar
14
Sat
2020
Borde Hill Garden opens to the public
Mar 14 all-day

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Mar
21
Sat
2020
Camellia Heritage Tour
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Herald the start of our new season by joining camellia enthusiast, Nick Schroder, on a guided tour of the camellia collection at Borde Hill Garden.

Trace the history of these wonderful plants, brought to Europe across the high seas from China by the tea merchants of the 18th and early 19th Centuries. Discover how Colonel Stephenson R. Clarke of Borde Hill sponsored the plant hunters, and how he raised the famous Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ here in the 1930’s. The actual plants, still thriving today, will bring the tour to life as you explore this historic garden.

After the tour, why not stop to enjoy lunch at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café before exploring the Garden at your leisure during the afternoon.

Sensible shoes are advisable.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
Friends: £3.00
Gold Friends: FREE
(reserve your space using the ‘Book now’ button. You will be required to show your Gold Friend membership card on arrival)

Non-Members: £12.00 (to include Garden admission)
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Mar
25
Wed
2020
Magnolia Tour with Head Gardener
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Join Head Gardener, Andy Stevens for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s magnificent collection of early-flowering magnolias.

Borde Hill boasts one of the finest collections of magnolias in England, with many listed as ‘Champion’ trees.  Its renowned collection includes over 80 large established magnolias plus over 100 planted in the last few years.  The collection includes Magnolia sprengeri var. ‘Diva’, the Goddess magnolia, which came from a seed collection made by EH Wilson (Wilson 688). Trace the history of the wonderful trees and shrubs brought to Europe across the high seas from China by the tea merchants of the 18th and early 19th Centuries. Discover how Colonel Stephenson R. Clarke of Borde Hill sponsored the plant hunters, with the actual plants still thriving today, bringing the tour to life as you explore this historic garden.

See the Magnolia ‘Gardiner Grove’ come into bloom in 2020, planted two years ago with 48 specimen magnolia trees chosen by RHS Vice President Jim Gardiner for their scientific and educational interest.

After the tour, why not stop to enjoy lunch at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café before exploring the Garden at your leisure during the afternoon.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
Friends: £3.00
Gold Friends: FREE
(reserve your space using the ‘Book now’ button. You will be required to show your Gold Friend membership card on arrival)

Non-Members: £12.00 (to include Garden admission)
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Mar
29
Sun
2020
Camellia Heritage Tour
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Herald the start of our new season by joining camellia enthusiast, Nick Schroder, on a guided tour of the camellia collection at Borde Hill Garden.

Trace the history of these wonderful plants, brought to Europe across the high seas from China by the tea merchants of the 18th and early 19th Centuries. Discover how Colonel Stephenson R. Clarke of Borde Hill sponsored the plant hunters, and how he raised the famous Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ here in the 1930’s. The actual plants, still thriving today, will bring the tour to life as you explore this historic garden.

After the tour, why not stop to enjoy lunch at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café before exploring the Garden at your leisure during the afternoon.

Sensible shoes are advisable.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
Friends: £3.00
Gold Friends: FREE
(reserve your space using the ‘Book now’ button. You will be required to show your Gold Friend membership card on arrival)

Non-Members: £12.00 (to include Garden admission)
Advance booking required[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”blue” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D33||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11706″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11708″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11707″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Apr
3
Fri
2020
Magnolia Tour with Head Gardener
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Join Head Gardener, Andy Stevens for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s magnificent collection of early-flowering magnolias.

Borde Hill boasts one of the finest collections of magnolias in England, with many listed as ‘Champion’ trees.  Its renowned collection includes over 80 large established magnolias plus over 100 planted in the last few years.  The collection includes Magnolia sprengeri var. ‘Diva’, the Goddess magnolia, which came from a seed collection made by EH Wilson (Wilson 688). Trace the history of the wonderful trees and shrubs brought to Europe across the high seas from China by the tea merchants of the 18th and early 19th Centuries. Discover how Colonel Stephenson R. Clarke of Borde Hill sponsored the plant hunters, with the actual plants still thriving today, bringing the tour to life as you explore this historic garden.

See the Magnolia ‘Gardiner Grove’ come into bloom in 2020, planted two years ago with 48 specimen magnolia trees chosen by RHS Vice President Jim Gardiner for their scientific and educational interest.

After the tour, why not stop to enjoy lunch at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café before exploring the Garden at your leisure during the afternoon.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
Friends: £3.00
Gold Friends: FREE
(reserve your space using the ‘Book now’ button. You will be required to show your Gold Friend membership card on arrival)

Non-Members: £12.00 (to include Garden admission)
Advance booking required[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”blue” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D76||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11648″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”8298″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11650″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

May
23
Sat
2020
Half-Term Family Fun
May 23 – May 31 all-day

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This Half Term put down your electronic devices and spend time outside exploring and getting closer to nature.

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Jun
15
Mon
2020
Rose Celebration Weeks
Jun 15 – Jun 26 all-day

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

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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 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.”[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Rose Plants & Specialist Gifts
Browse our plant nursery for David Austin roses, or take home a rose-themed souvenir from our gift shop; the perfect reminder of your visit.[/vc_column_text][/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=”11186″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Sep
7
Mon
2020
National Gardens Scheme Open Day
Sep 7 all-day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Join us when we open especially for the National Gardens Scheme charity… a perfect opportunity to enjoy our late summer colour whilst supporting the work on the NGS..

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

 

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Sep
13
Sun
2020
Specialist Plant Fair
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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The Plant Fairs Roadshow  returns to Borde Hill Garden with 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’. Full details to follow.

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Discounted admission rate:
£8.00 per person (adults and concessions) to include Garden entry. FREE to Friends

RHS Members / Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event

 

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