Enjoy unparalleled views over the High Weald Valley

Our Parkland

Beyond the Garden lies 383 acres of heritage listed Parkland and Woodland set within the beauty of the High Weald.

To the North are the Woodland walks of Warren and Stephanie’s Glade, while the South Park is home to picturesque natural lakes.

When Borde Hill House was built in 1598, the surrounding landscape was 50 acres of fields, hedgerows and tree-lined boundaries. By the mid 1700s, most of the field margins had been removed and the Parkland as we know it was born. Many of the specimens brought back from the Great Plant Hunters were placed as landscape trees in the South Parkland to provide views and diversity.

These days, there are plenty of areas of Parkland areas to explore and enjoy unparalleled views over the High Weald Valley. 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.

Beyond the lakes you will find Dinosaur Wood, which is home to a wide range of Quercus and Acer, several champion Alders and a small planting of very rare Larch (Larix gmelinii).

Thanks to a recent National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, our aim is to create new facilities in the South Park to offer educational and community programmes to new audiences and enhance the biodiversity in the area.

South Park and the lakes at Borde Hill. Image Nick Barrie

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

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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