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

Festival Food & Drink

Ticket Prices (Early Bird discount until 31st May)

Adults: £18 (Early Bird £15)
Members (Borde Hill / RHS / Gardens Illustrated): £14.40 (Early Bird £12)
Children (3-16 years): £8 (Early Bird £5)
Festival Talks: £10 per person (booking required)
Fringe events are included in the ticket price

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

Festival Food & Drink

Borde Hill Garden Festival features a fusion of flavours from some of Sussex’s best pop-ups, including delicious wood-fired sourdough pizzas, Italian, Greek and Egyptian street food, botanicals from Botivo and cocktails at the Dog & Duck horsebox bar.

For a true taste of summer, enjoy a refreshing glass of award-winning English sparkling wine from our Festival partner, Wiston Estate, amidst the fragrant beauty of our stunning Rose Garden in bloom.

The front view of Borde Hill House

Botivo Bar- Non Alcoholic Cocktails

A small batch, aperitif inspired drink with bittersweet, herbal and citrus notes. Loved by sommeliers, chefs and food critics for its unique taste profile, it’s deeply refreshing with a lasting backbone not usually found in non alcoholic drinks.

Caccia & Tails
Italian Pop-Up

Caccia & Tails is a product of authentic Italian heritage and a desire to bring a modern casual dining experience to Sussex. Enjoy Focaccia, Genovese, fresh pasta, salads, sweet pastries and freshly baked cakes.

Cairo Van
Egyptian Street Food

North African food on the move! Enjoy beautifully balanced and deliciously flavoured wraps inspired by traditional Egyptian recipes passed down from generation to generation.

Gin Bar on the South Lawn at Borde Hill. Image Emli Bendixen

Orange Beach Bar

A vintage working horse box converted to a high standard mobile bar serving barista coffee, bubbly, draft beer and cocktails.

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

SOPI Pizza

Discover SOPI, a mobile pizzeria on the Azalea Ring, serving freshly made, delicious, wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. The dough is handmade, using a blend of Italian flours and is slowly fermented to create a delicious base with a light and crispy crust.

Souvlaki
Greek Street Food

Greek Street food bringing happy summer vibes and delicious Mediterranean flavours with every single bite.

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

Wiston Estate
Fizz Bar

Set amidst the rolling South Downs, Wiston Wine Estate welcomes visitors for tours, tastings, fine dining, and countryside rambles. As an official Festival partner, we are delighted to offer their exquisite wines amidst Borde Hill’s stunning Rose Garden.

Vera The Vanilla Pod

Visit a lovingly restored 1973 vintage ice-cream van on the Azalea Ring, for luxury ice cream and sorbet, with plenty of Cadburys Flakes, Sprinkles, Mini Mallows and toppings to adorn waffle cones, sugar cones and tubs.

Gardeners’ Retreat Café,

Gardeners’ Retreat Café

Located by the Rose Garden, our outdoor café is the perfect spot to relax with a barista coffee, light lunch or a delicious cup of tea. Choose from an enticing selection of freshly made sandwiches, savoury delights, cakes and bakes.

Ginkgo Coffee Shop

Nestled inside the Garden’s visitor entrance building, discover the cozy Gingko Coffee Shop, serving barista coffee, specialist teas, delicious sweet and savoury homemade bakes.

Festival Programme

Festival Talks

Join our programme of Festival Talks by some of today’s most exciting garden designers, experts, and creatives, including:

Jinny Blom, Jo Thompson, Errol Fernandes and Forest London   

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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

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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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