The Artist’s Garden – Summer Exhibition
Aug 1 – Sep 30 all-day

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Visitors will be able to explore the historical Garden, renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, where they will discover approximately 40 affordable sculptures inspired by both flora and fauna, alongside Simon Gudgeon’s stunning bronze work, ‘Pelicans’, taking centre stage in the Italian Garden pool – kindly loaned to Borde Hill Garden from Sculpture by The Lakes, Dorset.

The exhibition also includes a variety of smaller works, with ceramics inside the Green Tree Gallery, printmaking in the Garden shop, and a selection of 20 paintings in the glasshouse by Kenneth McIntosh and Karina Goldman from Horsham Artists. Uniting the work is their common fascination with the beauty of nature, the countryside and the feelings they evoke within us. All works will be available for sale.

Borde Hill are grateful to the First Central Group for sponsoring the event. Jo McGowan, Chief People Officer, First Central Group says, “we’re delighted to continue our support of The Artist’s Garden. It’s such a wonderful opportunity for visitors to come and see a stunning collection of sculptures and paintings, many of whom are by local artists, all in the fabulous surroundings of Borde Hill Garden.”

Late summer is a great time to explore the Garden, with roses, miscanthus, berberis, sedums, helenium and dahlias, all providing sumptuous colour into autumn.

Artists include:

Alison Catchlove Jonathan Chiswell Jones Paul Harvey
Carole Andrews Karen Pearson Rosamund Fowler
Christine Baxter Karina Goldman Rosi Robinson
David Gisby Kenneth McIntosh Simon Gudgeon
Elizabeth Cooke Lesley Stepney Stuart Stockwell
Ellie Drake-Lee Liz Tiranti Tessa Wolfe Murray
Helen Solly Nicci Fairbank Will Spankie
Hilary Jones Nick Baker Zeljko Ivankovic

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For more information or to submit work for consideration, please contact us at

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Exhibition kindly sponsored by the First Central Group


Bark in the Park
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Welcome to Bark In the Park

A great day out in the stunning Borde Hill Parkland for dogs of all shapes and sizes and their families, including a fun dog show, have-a-go activities, ‘Waggy Tail’ family trail, stalls and demonstrations.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Displays and Have-A-Go Activities

Bark in the Park includes exciting arena displays, from Canine Hoopers to Dancing Heelwork, plus the chance to bring your four legged friend into the arena for an interactive training demonstration or a mass obedience class.

You can also enter your dog in our Fun Dog Show, whether they’re the Loveliest Lady, Most Handsome Fella or Best Rescue Dog, there are plenty of pawsome prizes to be won.

Over at the Flyball Arena, watch spectacular displays of this canine sport throughout the day. The Brighton Flyball team compete in national and international tournaments and will be on-hand to answer your questions about the sport – come along and enjoy the energetic spectacle or let your dog have-a-go!

Itching to get your paws on more dog-friendly entertainment? Try your hand at the Barkour course, get nosy in the scent trail or cool off in the wet play area (rubber ducks included!).[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Eating and Shopping

When you or your furry friend need to refuel, head over to the food court for tasty treats for dogs and humans alike. Why not reward your pooch with a glass of pawsecco.

What day out would be complete without some retail therapy? Bark in the Park has a range of carefully selected stalls with everything your dog could possibly need – and maybe even a treat for you too.

Fun for all the Family

Children can follow the ‘Waggy Tail’ trail around the lakes, discovering some fun dog facts and hilarious doggy jokes along the way.

Book your tickets in advance to save on admission. Early bird tickets are on sale now and include admission to Borde Hill Garden. Bark in the Park is open from 10am-4pm – dogs and children under 16 come for free![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]We are thrilled to announce that the host of the Bark in the Park arena will be rising superstar trainer Jodie Forbes. Jodie is a six time 1st place winning trainer at Crufts and awarded the prestigious Crufts Inspirational Young Person award in 2020.[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion title_tag=”h3″ section_title_tag=”p” active_section=”1″ title=”What’s On in the Arena”][vc_tta_section title=”10.00am – Gun Dog Demonstration: Ferns Path Gundogs” tab_id=”1656337849369-71d1e5c7-5043″][vc_column_text]Nicola from Ferns Path Gundogs is going to start our day in the arena with a bang! Watch her highly trained hounds retrieve at the sound of a shot, search for objects hidden in the arena and perform amazing feats of memory recall.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”10.45am – Hoopers and Agility Demonstration – Crazelpup” tab_id=”1656338492300-313795bd-a85b”][vc_column_text]Jodie, our arena host, and her team of Crazelpup dogs walk you through the steps to becoming an expert Hoopers and agility team. With more medals between them than you can wag a tail at, these puppies know how it’s done…[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”11.30am – Dogs and Play Demonstration: Family Dog Club” tab_id=”1656338616462-8b643205-2f21″][vc_column_text]Gavin guides us through the do’s and don’ts of games with your hound and how to play safely so that you and your pooches have the best playtime ever![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”12.15pm – Hearing Dogs for the Deaf Demonstration” tab_id=”1656338718383-e1b01c35-2aef”][vc_column_text]Rachel from Hearing Dogs for the Deaf is here to show us the many ways a highly trained assistance dog can aid a deaf person in everyday life. These clever dogs could even save your life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”1.00pm – Gun Dog Demonstration: Ferns Path Gundogs” tab_id=”1656338781524-4d73bcab-4111″][vc_column_text]Join Nicola from Ferns Path Gundogs and watch her highly trained hounds retrieve at the sound of a shot, search for objects hidden in the arena and perform amazing feats of memory recall.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”1.45pm – Puppy Parade: Family Dog Club” tab_id=”1656338918258-b193860c-18ec”][vc_column_text]Calling all puppies! This is an opportunity for owners to bring all puppies under a year old to join us in the arena. Gavin from Family Dog Club will take you and your puppies through a series of beginner training signals. Who knows, this might be the launch of a Crufts career for you and your puppy![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”2.30pm – Whiskey, The Borde Hill Spaniel” tab_id=”1659628028194-154a157e-89eb”][vc_column_text]Accompanied by his cocker spaniel, Borde Hill’s owner, Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, will share some stories about the dogs who have been part of the fabric of Borde Hill over the years and the special bond he has with his dog Whisky. [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”3.00pm – Fun Dog Show” tab_id=”1656339151887-80e40103-8a9d”][vc_column_text]We end our arena time with a fun dog show! Sign up at the arena tent during the day to enter your dog in any of our four categories:
1. Loveliest Lady
2. Most Handsome Fella
3. Dog Most Like It’s Handler
4. Best Rescue Dog
5. Judge’s Favourite

Spaces are limited for this so sign up early![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_accordion title_tag=”h3″ section_title_tag=”p” active_section=”1″ title=”Live Music – throughout the day”][vc_tta_section title=”11am – 1pm – Molly McKenna” tab_id=”1659626933475-1c273b01-c1ea”][vc_column_text]Rest your feet and paws while relaxing to Molly McKenna, performing a mix of re-imagined covers and original songs accompanied by a ukulele.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”1.00pm – 3.00pm – Kirk Ensor” tab_id=”1659626933513-2b6cee46-f208″][vc_column_text]

Kirk is an accomplished singer, musician and songwriter with a laid back vibe, perfect for a summer’s afternoon![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_cta h2=”” color=”mulled-wine” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Book Now” btn_color=”blue” btn_align=”left” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-ticket-alt” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”″]


Adults: £12.75 early bird* (£15.00 standard)
Members: £12.00 (20% discount off standard price)
Child: under 16’s free
Carer: free

Tickets include free parking and entry to the Garden

*Early Bird Tickets: a 15% discount will automatically be applied. Early bird tickets finish on 15th August when the price will increase to standard.[/vc_cta][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_single_image image=”14492″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_single_image image=”14246″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_single_image image=”14264″ img_size=”400″][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”14535″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Music in the Garden
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music in the Garden

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Live Music in the Garden – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Our popular Music in the Garden sessions return on selected Sunday’s throughout the summer… sit back and relax with a picnic to live music in the Garden.

There will be a different musical act for each date, with genres to include swing, soul, country and rockabilly and jazz, providing the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday afternoon.

Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

Diary (1-3pm):

14 Aug: Miss Jones Trio – vintage-style vocalist & multi-instrumentalist playing country, blues and rockabilly

28 Aug: Three Penny Piece – vocal trio inspired by the close 3 part harmonies of the Andrews Sisters, reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s.

The Gardener’s Retreat Café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

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The sessions are included in admission and free to Members.
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