May
7
Fri
2021
Form in Nature – Sculpture Exhibition
May 7 – Sep 30 all-day

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Form in Nature – Sculpture Exhibition 2021

See the beautiful Sussex garden at Borde Hill transformed into a stunning outdoor gallery with ‘Form in Nature’, a carefully curated exhibition of sculpture, kindly sponsored by 1st Central Insurance.

More than 80 sculptures will be placed throughout the 17-acre formal garden, working in harmony with the renowned horticultural collection that has put Borde Hill on the map. The diverse display of abstract and figurative works will highlight fresh new talent, alongside some familiar names returning to be part of this celebration of art. Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, family owner of Borde Hill, says, ‘This is the 22nd anniversary of our sculpture exhibition, and we’re delighted to support the wonderful artists and their impressive works, which celebrate creativity at a time when we all need a touch of magic.’

Will Carr’s kinetic wind sculpture ‘Fluidity’ will captivate viewers as it twists and turns in the breeze in front of the Elizabethan Mansion. Wandering further into the garden ‘rooms’, visitors will encounter ‘Greer, Guardian Angel, a striking figure by artist sculptor Ed Elliott, a work which was awarded ‘Sculpture of the Year 2020’ at the Cotswold Sculpture Park.

Exploring the Garden’s hidden spaces, visitors will stumble across exquisite stone carvings, alongside works in resin, metal and glass. Many pieces draw inspiration from the natural world, including ‘Sycamore Spin’ by Zoe Singleton, ‘Ammonite’ by Nicola Axe and ‘Falling Water’ by Richard Cresswell.

Smaller pieces will be exhibited inside the Glasshouse and Green Tree Gallery, encouraging visitors to explore every nook and cranny of the historic garden and grounds. All works will be on sale, with something to suit every taste and pocket.

The exhibition, kindly sponsored by 1st CENTRAL, will run daily from 7th May – 30th September 2021 with admission included in the standard entry price.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

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Kindly sponsored by:

1st Central Insurance

 

 

For more information, please contact us at sculptureandart@bordehill.co.uk

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Exhibiting artists: Andrew Mckeown, Anne-Marie Moss, Antoinette Jackson, Brendon Murless, Carrieann Moore, Christine Baxter, Daniel Calderwood, David Watkinson, Ed Elliott, Gary Boulton, Jeremy Moulsdale, Jo Ansell, Jo Holt, Joshua Diment, Lesley Stepney, Liz Tiranti, Luke Dickinson, Lynda Hukins, Lynn Warren, Mel Fraser, Nicola Axe, Paul Harvey, Rachel Dein, Renee Kilburn, Richard Cresswell, Rosie Jones, Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie, Sophie Marsham, Stacey Beaumont, Steven Atkinson, Susie Hartley, Will Carr, Zoe Singleton[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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

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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
Half Term - Eco Explorers Family Trail @ Borde Hill Garden

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]This half term, join Ethan the Eco Explorer who loves to find ways to look after nature and care for our planet.  Discover fun facts, solve some puzzles and collect fallen finds in your ‘nature box’ as you explore the Garden.  Come on, let’s go!

Spring is also a magical time to explore the Garden and Woodland, with an abundance of vibrant azaleas, rhododendrons and bluebells. Picnics and dogs on leads welcome.

Tickets (on sale from 15 May)
£3.00 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Members). Advance booking required

Garden admission: must be pre-booked for all adults and children in your party, apart from children under 3 who are free.

Trails: need to be pre-booked for all children wanting to complete the trail, including under 3’s, as there is a prize. Adults do not need to book a trail, unless you want to receive a prize.

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Jun
13
Sun
2021
Big Dog Walk in the Parkland
Jun 13 all-day
Big Dog Walk in the Parkland

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Get ready for the best walk EVER as the Big Dog Walk returns spring 2021!

Explore the beautiful grounds of Borde Hill on Sunday 13 June and enjoy a feel-good festival environment with plenty of activities to treat your dog to a great day out.

On the day of your walk, you have the choice of a 2k, 5k or 10k route, in our Covid safe environment. All routes guarantee you’ll meet lots of fur-pals and like-minded dog lovers.

However, it’s so much more than a dog walk. You can explore the event village, grab a coffee and snack whilst your dog enjoys taking part in the Fun Dog Show, soars over hay bales in the Hay Bale Racing, or weaves, jumps and races around the Dogstacle Course!

Event village opens at 9:30am, choose between a 10:30 or 11:30 walk. You can arrive up to an hour before your walk starts.

For more information visit: https://www.bigdogwalk.co.uk/
For enquiries email: info@bigdogwalk.co.uk[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Tickets
Adult: £10.50 (plus booking fee)
Child (5-16): Free

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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]

Jul
10
Sat
2021
Sussex Gin Fest 2021
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm
Sussex Gin Fest 2021 @ Borde Hill Garden

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]The UK’s Biggest Gin Festival Returns to Borde Hill Garden on Saturday 10th July 2021. Tickets on sale now!

Bigger, better and with even more to experience and enjoy, celebrate the extraordinary craftsmanship of independent Sussex, British and worldwide gin distillers at this unique festival. With delicious hot and cold artisan food, captivating demonstrations on all things gin, and not forgetting our main stage with live entertainment all day, this is one of the hottest festival tickets for 2021.

Set within more than two hundred acres of traditional parkland, Borde Hill Garden is a place which captivates and delights visitors with its series of intimate “living garden rooms”, fine woodland parklands, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald. Following the success of Sussex Gin Fest 2019, we are delighted to be hosting the festival once again, with ticket holders gaining free entry into Borde Hill Garden.

Sussex produce is at the centre of this unique festival, but we will also be showcasing gins of the world with international culinary options to compliment them, and our ‘Best of the Rest’ zone will feature small-batch guest gins from neighbouring counties. There will also be a local beer brewer on-site and some Sussex ‘fizz’ for you to try and when you need cooling down under the July sunshine we even have a gin and tonic sorbet to quench your thirst!

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Tickets

£17.50 (no booking fee when booked directly through the Borde Hill website)

By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined at: sussexginfest.com

Refund policy: No Refunds.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book Now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D65||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, the event is only for people aged 18 and over. Please make sure to bring ID if you look under 25, as we will be operating a Challenge 25 policy.

Are dogs allowed at Sussex Gin Fest?

Unfortunately for health and safety reasons, we cannot allow any animals. Exceptions will be made for guide dogs, hearing dogs, and other support animals.

Will there be any seating?

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Jul
23
Fri
2021
Open Air Opera: Tosca
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Air Opera: Tosca

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present Tosca by Puccini, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Tosca is a must see for both newcomers and aficionados. Beautiful and breathtaking arias and rousing musical moments in Puccini’s magnificent score which flows like the incidental music to a film – introducing and reinforcing dramatic events.

This new production is set in Rome in the 1940’s and brings to light all of the tragedies that happen in relationships during a world of conflict.

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Adult: £30.00 (£35 on the gate)
Child: £12.00 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £95.00

Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Pre-order an Operatic Picnic which can be collected prior to the performance (includes 2 Adult Tickets plus a picnic for 2) – £95.00
Cheese Board Selection to include 4 cheeses with Grapes, Walnuts and Wafers, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with Onion Jam, Olives and Hummus, Crusty Roll, Real Crisps, Macaroons, Large bottle of Mineral Water.

Prosecco, red and white wine, ale or Elderflower presse can be purchased on the day and added to your picnic (other drinks available on request). The picnic includes a disposable gable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_separator][vc_single_image image=”9667″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Performance information:
• Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The Gate opens at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 7.30pm.
• Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
• Disabled Parking: Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
• Refreshments: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, or pre-book an Operatic Picnic for Two, which includes 2 Adult tickets plus a picnic for 2 which can collected prior to the performance. A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
• Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
• Dress Code: This event will go ahead regardless of weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
• Seating: Please bring your own low back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
• No Smoking is permitted within the Garden. • No photography is allowed during the performance

DIRECTIONS
Car: Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail: The nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Jul
24
Sat
2021
Open Air Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Air Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Probably the most perfect and popular opera. A day in the life of Figaro. A joyful farce in which we witness the foibles and intrigues used to reveal the indiscretions of a philandeing nobleman, Count Almaviva. Some of Mozart’s most sublime music features in this bittersweet yet uplifting comedy. Opera Brava’s new production with an International cast and set in the Eighteenth Century will delight and enlighten you in this glorious production.

World class singing from Britain’s outstanding touring opera company. The performance will be sung in English.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11583″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11584″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D40||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]Tickets:
Adult: £30.00 (£35 on the gate)
Child: £12.00 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £95.00

Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.00pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Pre-order an Operatic Picnic which can be collected prior to the performance (includes 2 Adult Tickets plus a picnic for 2) – £95.00
Cheese Board Selection to include 4 cheeses with Grapes, Walnuts and Wafers, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with Onion Jam, Olives and Hummus, Crusty Roll, Real Crisps, Macaroons, Large bottle of Mineral Water.

Prosecco, red and white wine, ale or Elderflower presse can be purchased on the day and added to your picnic (other drinks available on request). The picnic includes a disposable gable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_separator][vc_single_image image=”9667″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Performance information:
• Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The Gate opens at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 7.00pm.
• Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
• Disabled Parking: Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
• Refreshments: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, or pre-book an Operatic Picnic for Two, which includes 2 Adult tickets plus a picnic for 2 which can collected prior to the performance. A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
• Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
• Dress Code: This event will go ahead regardless of weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
• Seating: Please bring your own low back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
• No Smoking is permitted within the Garden. • No photography is allowed during the performance

DIRECTIONS
Car: Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail: The nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Aug
13
Fri
2021
Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Mr Stink
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Children's Outdoor Theatre: Mr Stink

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink is coming to Borde Hill Garden with an open air theatre production staged by Heartbreak Productions.

Description:
You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink.

One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb and the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess. Chloe’s curiosity and kindness pave the way for this extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed.

Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

Performed on the South Lawn against the backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House, Heartbreak Productions’ version of this popular children’s book is suitable for children aged 7+.

Refreshments will be available throughout the performance.
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Tickets: Adults: £12, Children: £10 (3-16 years old), Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £39

Includes entry to the Garden and Adventure Playground from 3.00pm (if arriving before 3.00pm, normal Garden admission charges apply). Access to the performance area from 5.00pm. Performance begins at 5.30pm and finishes at 7.30pm. There will be a 15 minute interval.

Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only
Age 7+

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