22nd June - 23rd June
10:00am - 5:00pm

Borde Hill Garden Festival

Ticket Prices

Adults: £18
Members (Borde Hill / RHS / Gardens Illustrated / The Newt / Chelsea Physic Garden): £14.40
Children (3-16 years): £8
Festival Talks: £10 per person (booking required)
Fringe events are included in the ticket price

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.

The front view of Borde Hill House

Explore the Festival

Gardening & Lifestyle Stalls

Browse a global blend of over 40 artisans, growers and unique brands in a series of beautiful stalls and tents, including:

Beth Chatto’s Plants & Garden, Eleplants Nursery, Niwaki, Gabriel Ash

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A gardener flower arranging in the Victorian Greenhouse at Borde Hill. Image: Emli Bendixen

Fringe Events

 Included in your ticket: Garden Tours, Gardening Advice, Live Music, Kids Corner, Talks and Demonstrations featuring:

Cath Kidston, Michael Marriott, Wiston Estate, Bloom & Burn Florist Studio

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Two adults relaxing in deckchairs at an event at Borde Hill during the summer.

Food & Drink

Discover a fusion of flavours from Sussex’s best pop-ups, including wood-fired pizzas, Italian, Egyptian and Greek street food.

Enjoy Wiston Estate Sparkling Wine and Botanical Cocktails in the Garden 

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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’s Talks

Saturday 22nd June
10.30 – 11.15am

A Gentle Intervention: Creating Romantic Gardens in the 21st Century

Jo Thompson

Discover the secrets to creating a beautiful and romantic garden for the 21st Century in an inspiring talk from Jo Thompson, one of the UK’s leading and best-known garden designers.

Saturday 22nd June
11.45 – 12.30pm

The Nature of Looking: Art, Femininity, and The Natural World

Claire Luxton

Join contemporary artist Claire Luxton to explore the power of art, its connections with nature, the female form, and the ways we see the world.

Saturday 22nd June
1.00pm – 1.45pm

The Lost Gardens of Heligan – Preserving the Past to Protect the Future

Alasdair Moore

Join Alasdair Moore, Manager of Estate and Gardens at Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, for a fascinating talk linking past preservation to future safeguarding.

Herbaceous plants in the Mid Summer Border at Borde Hill.

Saturday 22nd June
Tickets no longer available

What Makes A Garden

Jinny Blom

Internationally acclaimed landscape gardener and writer Jinny Blom will discuss her garden design philosophy and highly individual approach to landscape design in this fascinating talk.

Saturday 22nd June
4.00pm – 4.45pm

Gardening for Climate Change

Errol Fernandes

Discover the transformative power of gardening in the face of climate change with Errol Fernandes, Head of Horticulture at Horniman Museum & Garden.

Sunday’s Talks

Sunday 23rd June
10.30am – 11.15am

Meadow: A Conspiracy Between Nature and Culture

Iain Parkinson

Join Iain Parkinson, Head of Landscape and Horticulture, Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden for a beautifully illustrated talk that reveals the secret life of a traditional hay meadow.

Sunday 23rd June
11.45am – 12.30pm

Rewilding the Garden: An Experiment in Maximising Garden Biodiversity

Moy Fierheller and Suzi Turner, Knepp Estate

Discover the art of rewilding a garden with Moy Fierheller and Suzi Turner, Deputy Head Gardeners at Knepp Estate.

Sunday 23rd June
1.00pm – 1.45pm

Plant Hunter & Gardener with Passion

Tom Hart Dyke 

Explore the origins of The World Garden at Lullingstone Castle, Kent with modern-day plant hunter and 20th generation owner, Tom Hart Dyke.

Sunday 23rd June
2.00pm – 2.45pm

Finding The Right Plant For Your Home

Alice and Maddie Bailey, Forest London

Unlock the secrets to selecting and caring for your houseplants, with experts Forest London sisters Alice and Maddie Bailey.

Sunday 23rd June
3.00pm – 3.45pm

Gardening with Gender

Benjamin Pope

During this talk, Head gardener and author Benjamin Pope will discuss the role of gender in the garden, exploring the historic stereotypes within horticulture.

Reginald Farrer - Plant Hunter

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 

Two adults wearing hats at an event at Borde Hill during the summer.

Become a Member

Make the most of the great outdoors and visit time and again by becoming a Member of Borde Hill

Borde Hill Membership is your ticket to enjoy unlimited access to the Garden and Parkland throughout the open season. Our members also receive free entry to a number of exciting events, from live music in the Garden to Specialist Plant Fairs, the Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show and much more. Family Membership also provides unlimited access to the Adventure Playground and free school holiday trails.

Discover the Possibilities

A family next to the water feature in the Rose Garden at Borde Hill during summer.

Become a Member

Membership is your ticket to enjoy unlimited access to the Garden, Parkland and Woodland throughout the open season. Our members also receive free entry to a number of exciting events, from live music in the Garden to Specialist Plant Fairs and much more. Family Membership provides unlimited access to the Adventure Playground and free school holiday trails.

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Italian Garden at Borde Hill. Image: Molly Hollman

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.

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A misty atmospheric view of trees in North Park at Borde Hill with cows in the distance.

Support Us

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.

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