We Look Forward To Welcoming You
We invite you to come and experience ‘joyous balance’ and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of our Garden and Grounds. From Woodland walks, live music performances, wellbeing workshops and activities for families, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Tuesday 5th March 2024 - 17th March
10:00am - 5:00pm
Shape Detectives – Kids Trail
Tuesday 5th March 2024 - 31st March
10:00am - 5:00pm
Magnolias in Bloom
22nd June - 23rd June
10:00am - 5:00pm
Borde Hill Garden Festival
Support Our Garden Charity
Safeguarding our nationally important collection for future generations
As custodians of Borde Hill, we are passionate about our botanical collection and educating visitors of all ages on the importance of nature.
Our ambitious project, ‘Reinventing Borde Hill,’ will unlock 110 acres of our heritage-listed Parkland, connecting local communities with the restorative power of nature. It also aims to inspire future generations through outdoor learning, while protecting our rare collection of flora and fauna, and encouraging greater biodiversity.
In order to realise this ambitious project we need your support:
Connect to the beauty of nature while supporting our Garden for future generations by becoming a Member.
Members enjoy unlimited access to the Garden, Woodland and Playground throughout the open season, as well as free entry to highlights from our varied events programme. Visit time and again and enjoy free family trails during the school holidays, exclusive open days and monthly Garden newsletters.
Plan a fun-filled day for you and your family in the great outdoors, come rain or shine. Enjoy the fresh air and discover our big-sky Grounds before refuelling in the cafe or enjoying a picnic by the lake.
We warmly welcome families and four-legged friends on leads, and offer plenty of activities to entertain kids of all ages, from our Adventure Playground – with a zip wire, balance bars and climbing frames – to kids trails and family-friendly events throughout the season.
Whether visiting with a large group of friends or a group of fellow plant lovers, we can cater for all.
We offer pre-booked group talks and tours with expert guides around our Garden. You’ll discover more about our significant heritage and what it takes to maintain this oasis of tranquillity. Add to your visit with a delicious lunch or afternoon tea served in the peace of our Garden marquee.
Our Heritage And Journey Forward
2,300 acres of natural beauty
Plants have been in our DNA since 1598 when Stephen Borde, the grandson of Henry VIII’s private herbalist and physician Andrew Borde, rebuilt the picturesque Elizabethan Mansion House at the core of our Estate.
Centuries later in 1893, Colonel Stephenson R Clarke sponsored the Great Plant Hunters on expeditions to all four corners of the world. The result is our beautiful heritage Garden and Grounds, which feature one of the largest collections of privately owned champion trees in the country.
Garden, Parkland and Woodland
10th February – 22nd December 2024. 10am to 5pm daily (3pm from 1st November)
Woodland open from Monday 4th March
Last admission one hour before closing.
Woodland closed for the winter from Monday 16th September.