Feb
12
Fri
2021
Members Open Day
Feb 12 all-day

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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]

Feb
13
Sat
2021
Borde Hill Garden opens to the public
Feb 13 all-day
Borde Hill Garden opens to the public

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Visit this horticultural delight when the Garden reopens for the new season on 13 February 2021.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Mar
20
Sat
2021
Camellia ‘Donation’ – 80th Anniversary Celebrations
Mar 20 – Mar 31 all-day
Camellia 'Donation' - 80th Anniversary Celebrations

[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]

‘A Wild Escape’ – Wellbeing Day
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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‘A Wild Escape’ – wellbeing day for adults focused on connecting with nature

In this 5 hour workshop you will immerse yourself in Borde Hill’s beautiful Warren Wood, using your senses to connect with nature and experience the health and wellbeing benefits that woodland can provide.

Spend some time forest bathing in a tree hammock, build a woodland shelter to sit and drink a cup of nettle tea made in a storm kettle. Learn how to light a fire using natural materials and cook a wild lunch. Experience nature through your senses and express yourself through art or poetry exercises.

A real restorative experience!

The outdoors offers unique sensory experiences for the chance to regain balance and escape from the pressures of everyday life. Woodlands are natural havens to escape and provide restorative environments, with sounds, sights and smells stimulating all the senses. Research has shown that people are more relaxed in outdoor environments.

Bushcraft encompasses a range of skills based on primitive ways of living which can help us to harness the benefits of nature and allows us to live with and become attuned to the natural world.

More details

Tickets (including Friends):
Adult – £40.00 (including entry to the Garden)
Advance booking required. Tickets are non-refundable.

Duration: ‘A Wild Escape’ will run from 10am-3pm, but participants need to arrive at 9.30am
What to wear: dress for the weather and wear old clothes and suitable footwear. Bring a ground blanket and a waterproof jacket if it’s raining.
Food: hot drinks and marshmallows will be provided, but please bring a picnic including something to cook over the campfire (sausages or corn cob). Please bring cold drinks to stay hydrated.

Please follow the government guidelines for hygiene and bring personal hand sanitisers. This event follows the government venue group gatherings Covid-19 Secure guidelines.

‘A Wild Escape’ is run by Wooducation. Wooducation’s mission is to connect people with nature, the outdoors and promote wellbeing. Bushcraft, parties, team building and educational days.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fsessions.aspx%3Ftid%3D106|target:_blank”]

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Mar
28
Sun
2021
Camellia Heritage Tour
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]As part of our two week celebrations to mark the 80th Anniversary of Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ being cultivated at Borde Hill, join camellia enthusiast, Nick Schroder, on a guided tour of the Garden’s renowned camellia collection.

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.

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Friends: £3.00
Non-Members: £12.00 (to include Garden admission)
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Apr
18
Sun
2021
Specialist Plant Fair
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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This spring, 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’.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Nurseries:

To be confirmed[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11658″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Tickets 
Included in Garden entry (FREE to Friends of Borde Hill)

Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event
Gardeners’ World 2For1 or other discount vouchers are not valid[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

May
22
Sat
2021
‘A Wild Escape’ – Wellbeing Day
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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‘A Wild Escape’ – wellbeing day for adults focused on connecting with nature

In this 5 hour workshop you will immerse yourself in Borde Hill’s beautiful Warren Wood, using your senses to connect with nature and experience the health and wellbeing benefits that woodland can provide.

Spend some time forest bathing in a tree hammock, build a woodland shelter to sit and drink a cup of nettle tea made in a storm kettle. Learn how to light a fire using natural materials and cook a wild lunch. Experience nature through your senses and express yourself through art or poetry exercises.

A real restorative experience!

The outdoors offers unique sensory experiences for the chance to regain balance and escape from the pressures of everyday life. Woodlands are natural havens to escape and provide restorative environments, with sounds, sights and smells stimulating all the senses. Research has shown that people are more relaxed in outdoor environments.

Bushcraft encompasses a range of skills based on primitive ways of living which can help us to harness the benefits of nature and allows us to live with and become attuned to the natural world.

More details

Tickets (including Friends):
Adult – £40.00 (including entry to the Garden)
Advance booking required. Tickets are non-refundable.

Duration: ‘A Wild Escape’ will run from 10am-3pm, but participants need to arrive at 9.30am
What to wear: dress for the weather and wear old clothes and suitable footwear. Bring a ground blanket and a waterproof jacket if it’s raining.
Food: hot drinks and marshmallows will be provided, but please bring a picnic including something to cook over the campfire (sausages or corn cob). Please bring cold drinks to stay hydrated.

Please follow the government guidelines for hygiene and bring personal hand sanitisers. This event follows the government venue group gatherings Covid-19 Secure guidelines.

‘A Wild Escape’ is run by Wooducation. Wooducation’s mission is to connect people with nature, the outdoors and promote wellbeing. Bushcraft, parties, team building and educational days.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fsessions.aspx%3Ftid%3D109|target:_blank”]

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May
29
Sat
2021
Half Term – Eco Explorers Family Trail
May 29 – Jun 6 all-day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]This Half Term put down your electronic devices and spend time outside on an Eco Explorers Woodland Trail, designed to connect children to nature whilst encouraging sustainable living – reduce, reuse, recycle![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10883″ img_size=”300″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Jun
5
Sat
2021
‘Wilderness Camp’ – Family Bushcraft Experience
Jun 5 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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Switch off from technology and make the most of being outdoors this spring by joining ‘Wilderness Camp’, a bushcraft experience for the whole family held in the beautiful woodland at Borde Hill.

Try your hand at den building, lighting fires, cooking marshmallows on a stick and outdoor games.

This 5 hour workshop, aimed at both parents and children aims to provide an introduction to traditional bushcraft skills and guarantees fun throughout!

Bushcraft encompasses a range of skills based on primitive ways of living. It can help us harness the benefits of nature whilst reconnecting us to the natural world.

More details

Tickets (including Friends):
Child – £15.00 (5-16 years)
Adult – £40.00
Family of 4 people – £100

Tickets include entry to the Garden

Suitable for children aged 5+ (under 5’s free).
All children to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Advance booking required. Tickets are non-refundable.

Duration: Wilderness Camp will run from 10am-3pm, but participants need to arrive at 9.30am
What to wear: dress for the weather and wear old clothes and suitable footwear. Bring a ground blanket and a waterproof jacket if it’s raining.
Food: hot drinks and marshmallows will be provided, but please bring a picnic including something to cook over the campfire (sausages or corn cob). Please bring cold drinks to stay hydrated.

Please follow the government guidelines for hygiene and bring personal hand sanitisers. This event follows the government venue group gatherings Covid-19 Secure guidelines.

‘Wilderness Camp’ is run by Wooducation. Wooducation’s mission is to connect people with nature, the outdoors and promote wellbeing. Bushcraft, parties, team building and educational days.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fsessions.aspx%3Ftid%3D107|target:_blank”]

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Jun
14
Mon
2021
Rose Celebration Weeks
Jun 14 – Jun 27 all-day
Rose Celebration Weeks

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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 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]

Aug
7
Sat
2021
‘Wilderness Camp’ – Family Bushcraft Experience
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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Switch off from technology and make the most of being outdoors this summer by joining ‘Wilderness Camp’, a bushcraft experience for the whole family held in the beautiful woodland at Borde Hill.

Try your hand at den building, lighting fires, cooking marshmallows on a stick and outdoor games.

This 5 hour workshop, aimed at both parents and children aims to provide an introduction to traditional bushcraft skills and guarantees fun throughout!

Bushcraft encompasses a range of skills based on primitive ways of living. It can help us harness the benefits of nature whilst reconnecting us to the natural world.

More details

Tickets (including Friends):
Child – £15.00 (5-16 years)
Adult – £40.00
Family of 4 people – £100

Tickets include entry to the Garden

Suitable for children aged 5+ (under 5’s free).
All children to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Advance booking required. Tickets are non-refundable.

Duration: Wilderness Camp will run from 10am-3pm, but participants need to arrive at 9.30am
What to wear: dress for the weather and wear old clothes and suitable footwear. Bring a ground blanket and a waterproof jacket if it’s raining.
Food: hot drinks and marshmallows will be provided, but please bring a picnic including something to cook over the campfire (sausages or corn cob). Please bring cold drinks to stay hydrated.

Please follow the government guidelines for hygiene and bring personal hand sanitisers. This event follows the government venue group gatherings Covid-19 Secure guidelines.

‘Wilderness Camp’ is run by Wooducation. Wooducation’s mission is to connect people with nature, the outdoors and promote wellbeing. Bushcraft, parties, team building and educational days.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D108|target:_blank”]

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Sep
12
Sun
2021
Specialist Plant Fair
Sep 12 @ 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’.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Nurseries:

To be confirmed[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11658″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Tickets 
Included in Garden entry (FREE to Friends of Borde Hill)

Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event
Gardeners’ World 2For1 or other discount vouchers are not valid[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
2
Sat
2021
‘A Wild Escape’ – Wellbeing Day
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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‘A Wild Escape’ – wellbeing day for adults focused on connecting with nature

In this 5 hour workshop you will immerse yourself in Borde Hill’s beautiful Warren Wood, using your senses to connect with nature and experience the health and wellbeing benefits that woodland can provide.

Spend some time forest bathing in a tree hammock, build a woodland shelter to sit and drink a cup of nettle tea made in a storm kettle. Learn how to light a fire using natural materials and cook a wild lunch. Experience nature through your senses and express yourself through art or poetry exercises.

A real restorative experience!

The outdoors offers unique sensory experiences for the chance to regain balance and escape from the pressures of everyday life. Woodlands are natural havens to escape and provide restorative environments, with sounds, sights and smells stimulating all the senses. Research has shown that people are more relaxed in outdoor environments.

Bushcraft encompasses a range of skills based on primitive ways of living which can help us to harness the benefits of nature and allows us to live with and become attuned to the natural world.

More details

Tickets (including Friends):
Adult – £40.00 (including entry to the Garden)
Advance booking required. Tickets are non-refundable.

Duration: ‘A Wild Escape’ will run from 10am-3pm, but participants need to arrive at 9.30am
What to wear: dress for the weather and wear old clothes and suitable footwear. Bring a ground blanket and a waterproof jacket if it’s raining.
Food: hot drinks and marshmallows will be provided, but please bring a picnic including something to cook over the campfire (sausages or corn cob). Please bring cold drinks to stay hydrated.

Please follow the government guidelines for hygiene and bring personal hand sanitisers. This event follows the government venue group gatherings Covid-19 Secure guidelines.

‘A Wild Escape’ is run by Wooducation. Wooducation’s mission is to connect people with nature, the outdoors and promote wellbeing. Bushcraft, parties, team building and educational days.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fsessions.aspx%3Ftid%3D110|target:_blank”]

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