Photo Shoots, Film Sets and Product Launches
A broad canvas of inspirational locations.
Whether you are looking for photoshoot backdrops, commercial or film sets, Borde Hill with its rich plant heritage, panoramic views and atmospheric buildings offers a broad canvas of inspirational locations.
Our 16th century Elizabethan mansion has period rooms dating up to the Edwardian age and has been featured in films and TV, as well as used for radio recordings and product launches.
The 383 acres of protected Parkland and Woodland offer an atmospheric backdrop with stunning vistas whatever time of year.
Our Victorian Glasshouse is also available for photoshoots – located within the Garden, it’s home to a collection of cacti and southern hemisphere plants and retains its original wrought iron features.
All the money we make from location fees goes back into the Garden to safeguard our nationally important plant collection for generations to come.
For more information telephone 01444 450326 or please contact us below.
Whether visiting with a large group of friends or a group of fellow plant lovers, we can cater for all. We offer pre-booked group talks and tours with expert guides around our Garden and have a varied event programme on offer throughout the season.
For those looking for something extra, we’ve teamed up with a selection of neighbouring Sussex attractions to offer contrasting day packages to groups of 15+ people.
View a map of our nationally important English country Garden. Most paths in the formal Garden are step-free and accessible to those with restricted mobility. However, there are some steps and steep slopes which are indicated on the map.
There are plenty of benches located around the Garden for relaxing and taking in the sights should you want to stop for a rest.
Such a lovely place to visit regularly. Membership is really good value and there are lots of events including Sculpture and Plant Fairs as well as music and food festivals. Friendly staff too. It's a lovely walk through what feels like different gardens and great to experience the seasons. It feels as though you're in the middle of the countryside when in fact the nearest town is only a short distance away.
Patricia - Tripadvisor, October 2022
We loved visiting Borde Hill and have plans to come back! I visited with a friend and our two boys (14 and 17 months) and we enjoyed every aspect. For a young family it’s ideal, there’s lots of paths with flowers and shrubs either side of the paths (effectively acting as borders) so our toddlers could potter along the paths without going too far or going the wrong way. We followed a nature trail which was excellently set out and well run. There’s a wonderful range of plants and flowers, some really interesting things and some beautiful and tranquil gardens. We found the paths pushchair friendly.
Rtownoflondon - Tripadvisor, May 2022
We have just moved to Balcombe. We’ve joined Borde Hill as we had our wedding reception here in 1983! The gardens are lovely. We walked all the way around the woodland walk through Stephanie’s Glade and also around the formal gardens, which have some lovely spring flowers. As a rose lover, I can’t wait to see the rose garden in bloom. Next time we will do the lake walk. So nice to have this on our doorstep.
Teabus, Tripadvisor - March 2022
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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.
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.
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