A Place Of Discovery

Under an hour from London and 20 minutes from Brighton, Borde Hill is the ideal place for all ages to enjoy the beauty of nature

Fountain at Borde Hill. Image: John Glover

Explore Our Garden

The Garden is set within 383 acres of Grade II* heritage listed landscape in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with stunning views of the Ouse Valley Viaduct and across the High Weald. Steeped in history, the Elizabethan Mansion House is a beautiful backdrop to our formal 17-acre Garden, where you can lose yourself in the tranquillity of 13 outdoor ‘Garden rooms,’ each with a distinctive character and planting style. 

Come and experience the joyous balance of nature and immerse yourself in the beauty of our Estate. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from Woodland walks and family-friendly events throughout the season, to the children’s playground with an exhilarating zip-wire, and locally sourced delicious food and drink at our café.

Opening Times

Garden, Parkland and Woodland

10th February – 22nd December 2024. 10am to 5pm daily (3pm from 1st November)

Last admission one hour before closing.

Woodland closed for the winter from Monday 16th September.

Travel & Directions

Under an hour from London and 20 minutes from Brighton, Borde Hill is the ideal place for all ages to enjoy the beauty of nature.

What's On

Our rich calendar of curated events include Woodland walks and horticultural talks, fantastic food and drink events and exhilarating live music performances. We also offer wellbeing workshops and engaging activities for families – especially during those tricky to fill hours of the school holidays. 

Dogs on leads are welcome at Borde Hill

Dog Walks

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

Group Visits

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 also have a varied event programme on offer. During your tour, you will discover more about our history and what it takes to maintain this oasis of tranquillity.

Make your visit even more memorable with a pre-booked delicious lunch or afternoon tea with freshly-baked scones, clotted cream and jam, served in the peace of our Garden marquee. We also have takeaway options available.

Borde Hill is lucky enough to be located near a number of beautiful locations and we work closely with The Bluebell Railway and Sussex Prairie Garden for groups looking to tour the Sussex counties and see a variety of attractions in one day.

Visitors relaxing in the Italian Garden at Borde Hill


We welcome visitors of all abilities at Borde Hill and most paths in the formal Garden are step-free and accessible to those with restricted mobility. Gentle slopes, hard surfaces and gravel paths allow good wheelchair access and mobility maps are available from our Visitor Reception.


Connect to the beauty of nature while supporting our Garden for future generations by becoming a Member.

Members enjoy unlimited access to the Garden, Woodland and Playground throughout the open season, as well as free entry to highlights from our varied events programme. Visit time and again and enjoy free family trails during the school holidays, exclusive open days and monthly Garden newsletters.


To help you plan your day out at Borde Hill, have a look at some of our most commonly asked questions:

Do I need to book in advance?

You no longer need to book your visit in advance and can purchase your tickets on arrival at the Garden. However, Day Tickets pre-booked online at least a day before your visit receive a £1 discount.

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Is Borde Hill a National Trust or English Heritage Garden?

Borde Hill is not part of the National Trust or English Heritage so admission prices apply. 

Historic Houses Members receive free entry throughout the open season (excluding special events). Individual RHS Members receive free entry throughout July and September only (excluding special events). 

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Are Tesco Clubcard vouchers accepted?

We accept Tesco Clubcard vouchers for Garden admission. They are not valid for event tickets, Membership, or for purchases made in the Gift Shop or Cafe. For booking details please click here 

Does Borde Hill offer a discount for carers?

We offer free admission to carers who are visiting with the person they care for. On arrival, please show your carers card.

Can I bring my dog?

We welcome dogs on short leads throughout our Garden, Parkland and Woodland at all times during our open season.

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Victorian Greenhouse at Borde Hill. Image: Image Molly Mollman

Press Coverage

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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