Apr
18
Sun
2021
Specialist Spring Plant Fair
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Specialist Spring Plant Fair

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Following the huge success of last year’s Specialist Plant Fair, the Plant Fairs Roadshow returns to Borde Hill Garden this spring with a wide range of locally grown, garden-worthy and unusual plants to inspire keen gardeners.

An exciting line-up of independent UK nurseries from across five counties in the South East (including several RHS exhibitors) will be exhibiting on the South Lawn and the Plant Fairs Roadshow’s very own Plant Doctor will be able to answer questions and help visitors find the right plant for the right place. Borde Hill’s Garden Team will also be available during the event to answer questions too (with social distancing, of course).

The spring plant fair is a wonderful time to visit Borde Hill, with a great display of rhododendrons, azaleas and flowering trees, bluebells starting to show their heads above the ground in Warren Wood, tulips en masse and 1,000 Fritillaria orientalis ‘Rubra’ providing a feast for the eyes in the Italian Garden.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Nurseries include:

* Beechbridge Nursery, Kent –  a small nursery that propagates and grows a wide selection of predominantly hardy herbaceous perennials on site

* Charleshurst Farm Nursery, West Sussex  – mostly shrubs and small trees (many rarely offered); specialities include a good range of daphnes and Acer palmatum, nearly all propagated and grown on site

* Copton Ash, Kent – one of the South East’s leading galanthus enthusiasts in addition to a wide range of alpines, dryland/Mediterranean and woodland plants

* Cottage Garden Plants, Essex – Old favourites, including astrantia, dierama, epimedium, geranium, geum, hemerocallis, Iris sibirica  and tradescantia, also some unusual or hard to find plants

* Daisy Roots, Herts – an RHS gold medal winner at both Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court, with a choice and unusual range of perennials and grasses aimed at those with dry-ish condition

* Forget Me Not Plants, Sussex – a range of unusual and cottage garden perennials along with grasses, annuals, bi-annuals and potted bulbs, all good for encouraging wildlife

* Hardy’s Garden Plants, Hants – well known at the RHS Shows, with a multitude of gold medals (over 22 at Chelsea Flower Show alone), offering a great range of herbaceous perennials

* Marcus Dancer Plants, Hants – a wide range of Clematis, Climbers, Shrubs and herbaceous perennials

* Miles Japanese Maples, Hants – specialising in Japanese maples, propagated both by seed and grafting, forms of Acer palmatum, A. japonicum and A. shirasawanum. High-quality, well-grown plants at sensible prices

* Pelham Plants, Sussex – a broad range of choice hardy herbaceous, including late season perennial plants and grasses that combine with them

* Pheonix Plants,Hants – hardy perennials, many prairie plants, umbellifers and chalk lovers, suitable for a wide range of pollinating insects, plus unusual annuals and bulbs

* Pineview Plants, Kent – an RHS medal-winning nursery with an extensive and ever-changing range of perennial plants from rare, new or unusual, to easy, interesting and reliable, plus an huge choice of shade-lovers, including many epimedium

* Plantbase, Kent –  a regular exhibitor at RHS shows including Chelsea and Hampton Court, with a range of  weird, wonderful and exotics from around the world

* Southon Plants, Sussex – a very large range of new and unusual perennials both hardy and tender, including plants for containers

* Swallowfield, Kent – specialist nursery growing a wide range of cottage garden and unusual perennials, good range of auricula and salvia

* Usual & Unusual Plants, Sussex – perennials shrubs, interesting (some rare) and garden worthy varieties

* Riverside Bulbs, Suffolk – suppliers of a wide range of interesting flower bulbs for autumn and spring planting, and, in the green, tulips, daffodils, lilies, dahlias and more[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11658″ img_size=”large”][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”blue” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fsessions.aspx%3Ftid%3D91″][vc_column_text]Tickets 
Included in Garden admission (FREE to Borde Hill Members)

Historic Houses/Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event
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Apr
20
Tue
2021
National Gardens Scheme Open Day
Apr 20 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 spring colour while supporting the work on the NGS..

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

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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:

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Included in Garden entry (FREE to Friends of Borde Hill)

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