A family Estate nestled in the heart of the High Weald
Estate Rental Properties
Residential and Commercial Properties to Let
The Estate has residential and commercial properties as well as workshops and barns which are available to let. The residential properties range from one bedroom flats to 4 bedroom houses and are let unfurnished. The commercial properties include offices, workshops and storage barns and yards of all sizes and locations.
Use the link below to make an enquiry, providing us with the following details:
- How many bedrooms/type of property you are looking for
- Your budget
- The date you would like to move
The Growers Project
A nature-led approach to growing
Food provenance is incredibly important to us and we are proud to have transformed Sugworth Farm, home to our ‘Grower’s Project’ Market Garden, into a 40-acre biodynamic farm which takes a nature-led approach to growing fruit and vegetables.
Biodynamic growing is a holistic approach to organic agriculture where we work with nature, giving back to the soil through preparations and following the seven principles of permaculture to produce the most delicious, home grown vegetables.
The Jewel in the Crown
Positioned at the highest point of an east-west ridge which runs across the length of the Estate, Borde Hill Place is flanked by picturesque stone lodges, stable yards and other traditional estate buildings, and has been occupied by the Stephenson Clarke family since 1893.
It was rebuilt in 1598 by Stephen Borde, grandson of Andrew Borde, Herbalist and Physician to Henry VIII and author of the first English medicinal dictionary in 1542, and the words ‘Power of Plants’ are written on the walls of this stunning Grade II* listed House.
Visitors can enjoy views of the House from the South Lawn, looking towards the heritage listed landscape of the South Park beyond, while the north facing side of the House offers magnificent views of the Ouse Valley Viaduct and across the High Weald.
The Wider Estate
Four farms lie across the wider Estate, with a mixed farming approach of livestock, arable and Woodland management. We work closely with our farming partners to safeguard the land for future generations, following sustainable and environmentally friendly principles.
Our ancient Woodland is home to notable collections of native and exotic species of trees and is carefully maintained by our Woodland Management Team.
Plants and in particular the medicinal power of plants have been in our DNA since 1598 when Stephen Borde, the grandson of Henry VIll’s private herbalist and physician Andrew Borde, rebuilt the picturesque Elizabethan Mansion House at the core of our Estate.
Future plans for Borde Hill include a new field to fork restaurant launching at the Stables in 2024 and an important community-led project in the South Park. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund it holds sustainability, outdoor learning and wellbeing at its core.
Christmas Kids Trail & Grotto
2nd-3rd, 9th-10th, 16th-19th December, 10am to 3.30pm.
Volunteer with Us
Gardening is good for mental and physical wellbeing. Join our Garden Team in digging, planting and weeding, to reap the benefits of being in the great outdoors at one of the most celebrated Sussex gardens.
We have a range of other volunteering roles available including Tour Guides, Event Assistants and Office Volunteers.
Reinventing Borde Hill
Reinventing Borde Hill forms a key part of our wider future vision to connect communities with the restorative power of nature, helping local communities feel mentally and physically replenished, and inspiring future generations through outdoor learning.
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Our Garden & Grounds
Set within 383 acres of heritage listed Parkland, our formal Garden captivates and delights visitors with a series of intimate 'Garden rooms'. Beyond the formal Garden you can explore Woodland walks, the South Park and our lakes with outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald.
As a small, independent Garden Charity, we rely on your kind generosity to help fund our projects and to continue to grow sustainably, protecting our natural heritage for generations to come. 'Reinventing Borde Hill' is our most ambitious project to date and your support will help us to achieve exciting plans to benefit our local community.
It would make a huge difference if you would consider supporting us by making a donation – thank you.
Such a lovely place to visit regularly. Membership is really good value and there are lots of events including Sculpture and Plant Fairs as well as music and food festivals. Friendly staff too. It's a lovely walk through what feels like different gardens and great to experience the seasons. It feels as though you're in the middle of the countryside when in fact the nearest town is only a short distance away.
Patricia - Tripadvisor, October 2022
We loved visiting Borde Hill and have plans to come back! I visited with a friend and our two boys (14 and 17 months) and we enjoyed every aspect. For a young family it’s ideal, there’s lots of paths with flowers and shrubs either side of the paths (effectively acting as borders) so our toddlers could potter along the paths without going too far or going the wrong way. We followed a nature trail which was excellently set out and well run. There’s a wonderful range of plants and flowers, some really interesting things and some beautiful and tranquil gardens. We found the paths pushchair friendly.
Rtownoflondon - Tripadvisor, May 2022
We have just moved to Balcombe. We’ve joined Borde Hill as we had our wedding reception here in 1983! The gardens are lovely. We walked all the way around the woodland walk through Stephanie’s Glade and also around the formal gardens, which have some lovely spring flowers. As a rose lover, I can’t wait to see the rose garden in bloom. Next time we will do the lake walk. So nice to have this on our doorstep.