Celebrate life in full bloom at Borde Hill Garden Festival
Where the splendour of nature meets aspirational outdoor living – featuring guest speakers, curated stalls, fringe events and fusion food.
Nestled within the stunning heritage-listed Garden in West Sussex, the Festival is set to take place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June and will showcase the best finds for both home and garden.
Just an hour from London, discover over 40 beautifully curated independent stalls with planters, garden furniture, lifestyle trends and artisan accessories, alongside rare and unusual plants from national specialist nurseries.
Enjoy eclectic live music on the South Lawn, explore curated talks from leading garden designers and experts, and discover irresistible flavours from Sussex’s best pop-ups.
Whether you’re looking to craft a haven for pollinators, host alfresco gatherings with friends and family, or simply experience the joyous balance of nature in an exquisite setting, we invite you to join us at Borde Hill Garden Festival.
Explore the Festival
A Programme of Festival Talks
Inspired by Borde Hill’s rich history of championing horticultural excellence, a programme of engaging Festival Talks will take place throughout the weekend.
Hosted by Garden Media Guild Co-Chair, writer, columnist, and gardening podcaster, Mike Palmer, the pre-bookable talks bring together some of today’s most exciting garden designers, experts, and creatives. Festival Talks are £10 per person, plus admission, and will take place inside Borde Hill House.
Saturday 22nd June
11.45 – 12.30pm
The Nature of Looking: Art, Femininity, and The Natural World
Claire Luxton and Marine Tanguy
Join contemporary artist Claire Luxton and MTArt founder Marine Tanguy to explore the power of art, its connections with nature, the female form, and the ways we see the world.
About the Festival
Director Jay Goddard (née Stephenson Clarke), 5th generation Family custodian of Borde Hill, says:
“Borde Hill Garden Festival is a hugely exciting new event which seeks to inspire all generations to embrace the wonderful world of nature, making it accessible for all. Join us to celebrate a global collection of the best brands, speakers and plants, while immersing yourself in the beauty of our Garden.”
Borde Hill Garden Festival FAQ’s
Do I need to pre-book tickets?
To avoid any disappointment, tickets to our Festival Talks need to be pre-booked in advance as spaces are limited. Day entry tickets can be purchased on arrival at the Festival, however, we recommend booking in advance to help reduce queues and to save you money! Tickets booked before 31st May qualify for our special early bird rate.
Do Borde Hill Members have to pay for this event?
Borde Hill Garden Festival is a special event, with the ticket price including a programme of complimentary fringe events, from live music and demonstrations in the Garden Marquee, to family activities and Garden Tours. Our valued Members receive reduced entry to the event with 20% off Festvial Day Tickets. Festival Talks are all £10 each, for Members and non-members.
Can I book tickets by phone?
Borde Hill Garden Festival day tickets and talks are available to book on our website. If you are experiencing difficulties, please call us on 01444 450326.
How will I receive my tickets?
Once you have completed your purchase, you will receive an e-ticket by email. Please check your spam or junk folders before contacting us should your email not be received. You will need to show your e-ticket on arrival at the Festival gates, either on your mobile device or as a printed copy.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs on short leads are welcome at the Festival, apart from inside the Animal Room at Borde Hill House for our programme of Festival Talks, or inside the Garden Marquee.
How do I get to the Festival?
Visit our Travel & Directions page for details.
Will the Festival go ahead in the case of bad weather?
The Festival will go ahead whatever the weather, so please keep an eye on the forecast and dress accordingly.
What is the refund policy for tickets booked in advance?
Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged unless an event is cancelled. For our full T&C’s please click here