A Garden Of Possibilities For All

Visit us and discover everything our beautiful and botanically rich heritage Garden has to offer

Explore our Garden

Set within 383 acres of heritage listed Parkland, our paradise for plants in the heart of Sussex captivates and delights visitors with a series of intimate living ‘Garden rooms’. Beyond the formal Garden, visitors can explore our historic Woodland, the South Park with tranquil lakes, and enjoy outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald.

However you want to immerse yourself in nature, there’s no better place to do it than surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of Borde Hill.  

Garden Gate in Jay Robin's Rose Garden at Borde Hill. Image: Molly Hollman

Seasonal Highlights

The Garden is filled with colour across the open season. From springtime’s magnificent displays of early flowering magnolias, camellias, azaleas and swathes of rhododendrons, to the summer months when the glorious fragrance of hundreds of roses can be enjoyed by all. 

Autumn at Borde Hill is particularly special and the entire landscape is transformed by the colours of our mature, award-winning trees and fiery autumnal foliage across the Grade II* listed landscape.  

Magnolia campbellii on the Azalea Ring. Image John Glover
A misty atmospheric view of trees in North Park at Borde Hill with cows in the distance.

Our Parkland

Beyond the formal Garden lies 383 acres of heritage listed Parkland and Woodland set within the beauty of the High Weald. Two lakes in the centre of the South Park – Robertsmere Lake and Harry’s Lake – provide a sense of serenity and calm where you can fully immerse yourself in the stillness of nature. 

Our Woodland

Explore the beauty of Warren Wood and Stephanie’s Glade. During spring, huge rhododendrons come into full bloom and their white, pink and red flowers overhang the woodland carpet of bluebells, wood anemones and wild garlic.

Liriodendron chinese Chinese tulip tree in the Garden of Allah at Borde Hill

Did you


Warren Wood was created in 1905 and contains many rare and exotic trees including Meliosma beaniana. One of the rarest trees in the world, ours is one of only 3 to be found in Britain - it was collected from China by the Plant Hunter Ernest H Wilson and planted at Borde Hill in the early 1900's.
Meliosma beaniana in Warren Wood at Borde Hill

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.

Dog Walks

Dogs are welcome throughout our Garden, Parkland and Woodland

It’s no secret that we are huge dog lovers at Borde Hill and welcome them on a short lead throughout our Garden, Parkland and Woodland at all times during our open season – we’ll even leave your four-legged friend a free dog treat on arrival to make them feel welcome.

Dogs on leads are welcome at Borde Hill


The Garden is open 10am-5pm, daily. 

Day Tickets pre-booked online at least a day before your visit receive a £1 online discount.

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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