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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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)
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Jun
19
Fri
2020
‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ – Talk with Michael Marriott
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

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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, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996

Tickets
£39.50 non-members
£31.60 (20% discount for RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
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Jul
2
Thu
2020
‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ – Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

[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 – Thursday 2 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.

Subjects covered:
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 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.

The Group:
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)
£72.00 (RHS Members and Friends of Borde Hill)

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com

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