Explore Borde Hill with your dog

Dogs are welcome throughout our Garden, Parkland and Woodland

Dog Walks

It’s no secret that we are huge dog lovers at Borde Hill and welcome them 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.

We also have water bowls at the Visitor Reception and in the seating area outside the Gardeners’ Retreat Cafe so they can enjoy a refreshing drink whenever needed.

To ensure all our visitors can enjoy their day out and to help protect our wildlife, flora and fauna, we just ask that you keep your dog on a short lead at all times and away from flower beds.

The only area that we ask visitors to keep dog-free, with the exception of assistance dogs, is the children’s Adventure Playground.

Picking up your dog’s waste helps keep Borde Hill looking beautiful for everyone to enjoy. When done, please pop it in the general waste bins located outside of the Garden entrance, at Visitor Reception or by the Long Dell toilets.

Dogs on leads are welcome at Borde Hill

Did you


Borde Hill is home to Emmenopterys henryi, a rare deciduous Chinese tree collected by notable Plant Hunter George Forrest. Planted on the Azalea Ring in 1928, our tree is one of the few original specimens in the UK to flower, the first time being in 2011, inspiring the new Borde Hill logo.
Emmenopterys henryi

Our Woodland

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

Our Garden

Set within over 383 acres of traditional Parkland, our paradise for plants in the heart of Sussex captivates and delights visitors with a series of intimate living Garden rooms, plus Woodland, Parkland, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald.


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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