Take a stroll through our majestic Woodland

Our Woodland

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

To the North-West of the Garden is Warren Wood, which was created in 1905 when Col. Stephenson Robert Clarke planted a collection of Picea (spruces) and Pinus (pines) from China and Japan. Warren Wood is home to the rare and elegant Himalayan Juniper (Juniperus rigida).

Other conifers include Cupressus sempervirens, the Italian cypress and Pinus attenuata from South Oregon and California. The wood also houses some extremely rare broadleafs including Malus, Prunus and Photinia.

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.

Further to the West is Stephanie’s Glade which has many rare species of broadleafs (Robina, Ulmus, Juglans, Carya, Fraxinus, Tilia and Quercus) and is one of the most interesting walks at Borde Hill.

Please note that some of the Woodland walks may close for maintenance from time to time.

Mature Rhododendrons in Warren Wood at Borde Hill. Image: John Glover

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 Parkland

Beyond the 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 Parkland, 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 Garden

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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