Cuckfield Bookfest – with garden writer Vanessa Berridge, plus a Garden tour
Oct 3 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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Discover the delights of this Edwardian Grade II* listed garden famous for its rare shrubs and trees in the company of the head gardener, Andy Stevens. Vanessa Berridge, renowned garden writer and author of the recently published Great British Gardeners will then introduce her book which traces the history of British gardening through the stories of 26 key figures including Christopher Lloyd, Vita Sackville-West and William Robinson. Vanessa will be in conversation with Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke whose great grandfather created Borde Hill garden.

The garden is two miles from Cuckfield. There is a large car park and a café for those who might want to arrive for lunch first. Please note the house will not open until 3.30pm.


2.30pm prompt – Tour of the garden

3.30pm – Glass of prosecco in the house

4.00pm- Vanessa Berridge with Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, Great British Gardeners

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£20 per person
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Members-only guided tours of the Elizabethan Mansion House
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Exclusive members-only Guided Tours of the Elizabethan Mansion House at 12noon and 2pm

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for Friends of Borde Hill to enjoy a 45 minute guided tour of the principal ground floor rooms of the impressive Grade II listed Elizabethan Mansion House (usually open only to groups).

Delve into its history dating from 1590 and gain an insight into the lives and ancestors of the current owners, Mr and Mrs Stephenson Clarke. Visitors will also be able to see family memorabilia from Colonel Stephenson Clarke’s travels, as well as period features, fine furnishings and family portraits.

Tours at 12noon and 2pm, charged at £4 per person. Advance booking required.
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£4.00 per member
You will be required to show a valid membership card on arrival

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