Events At Borde Hill

Visit time and again

Our rich calendar of curated events include fantastic food & drink days out, exhilarating live music performances, wellbeing workshops and engaging activities for all of the family. The scenic backdrop of Borde Hill offers the ideal place to enjoy a day out with family or friends.

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Children reading a trail board at Borde Hill. Image Emli Bendixen

Tuesday 5th March 2024 - 17th March
10:00am - 5:00pm

Shape Detectives – Kids Trail

This winter, pull on your wellies and explore the amazing world of shapes. Book Now

Tuesday 5th March 2024 - 31st March
10:00am - 5:00pm

Magnolias in Bloom

Explore one of the UK’s best ‘champion’ magnolia collections on a self-guided walk of Borde Hill. Book Now

23rd March
Sessions from 9:45am

Easter Wreath Making Workshop

Embrace the arrival of spring by crafting a beautiful 14" moss-based Easter wreath. Book Now
A family completing a kids trail at Borde Hill in spring. Image: Emli Bendixen

23rd March - 14th April
10:00am - 5:00pm

Bertram Bunny’s Easter Pirate Adventure – Kids Trail

This Easter holiday, follow the story trail of Bertram Bunny on a fantasy ‘Easter Island’ story trail. Book Now

18th April
2:00pm - 4:00pm

‘Spring Bulbs’ – Botanical Art Class with Penny Sanderson

Capture the beauty of spring during a two-hour watercolour painting workshop. Book Now

21st April
10:00am - 4:00pm

Drive It Day – Jensen Owners Club

Celebrate Drive It Day by admiring a diverse display of Jensen cars on the Azalea Ring. Book Now
Plant stalls at the spring Plant Fair event at Borde Hill

12th May
10:00am - 3:00pm

Specialist Spring Plant Fair

The Plant Fairs Roadshow returns with a wide range of locally grown, garden-worthy and unusual plants to inspire keen gardeners. Book Now
A working in the Rose Garden at Borde Hill. Image: Emli Bendixen

14th May
10:00am - 5:00pm

National Gardens Scheme Open Day

Visit Borde Hill when we open especially for the National Gardens Scheme charity. Book Now
Children in the Italian Garden at Borde Hill. Image: Emli Bendixen

25th May - 2nd June
10:00pm - 5:00pm

Petals & Poses – Kids Wellbeing Trail

Explore the Garden on an uplifting kids trail - find the hidden flowers and strike some fun yoga moves as... Book Now
Jay Robin's Rose Garden at Borde Hill. Image: Julie Skelton, awarded a finalist position in the Beautiful Garden’s Category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Award 2023

10th June - 21st June
10:00am - 5:00pm

Roses In Bloom

Join us to celebrate the beauty of Jay Robin’s Rose Garden at its peak. Book Now

15th June
9:00am - 10:00am

Revitalise & Renew – Morning Yoga with Calli Popham

Immerse yourself in a playful and revitalising outdoor yoga session, connecting you to your inner child. Book Now
Laura Hoy - Rose Alchemy - Aromatherapy Workshop

15th June
10:00am - 1:30pm

Rose Alchemy – Aromatherapy Workshop

Capture the magic of roses by infusing, mixing and making rose-inspired skin care products to take home. Book Now

22nd June - 23rd June
10:00am - 5:00pm

Borde Hill Garden Festival

Celebrate life in full bloom at Borde Hill Garden Festival, where the splendour of nature meets aspirational outdoor living. Book Now
Rose Image: Molly Hollman

26th June
2:00pm - 4:00pm

‘Summer Roses’ – Botanical Art Class with Penny Sanderson

Celebrate the beauty of roses during a two-hour watercolour painting workshop. Book Now
Painting by Kenneth McIntosh

1st July - 30th September
10:00am - 5:00pm

Exhibition: The Sussex Artists – ‘Paintings Inspired by Nature’

Discover paintings by four local artists themed around the beauty of nature and the countryside. Book Now

3rd July
10:00am - 4:00pm

Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club

Admire a beautiful display of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars on the Azalea Ring. Book Now

19th July
7:30pm - 10:30pm

Open Air Opera: Carmen

Opera Brava present Carmen by Bizet, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan House. Book Now
A family enjoying a summer picnic at Borde Hill.

20th July - 8th September
10:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids Summer Trail – Dinosaurs & Dragons

Let your child's imagination run free in the beautiful Woodland on a roarsome story trail. Book Now

20th July
7:30pm - 10:30pm

Open Air Opera: Tosca

Opera Brava present Tosca by Puccini, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan House. Book Now

21st July
6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Magic of Opera

Opera Brava presents a family-friendly introduction to the magical world of opera. Book Now
Two adults relaxing in deckchairs at an event at Borde Hill during the summer.

28th July
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Music in the Garden

The perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon. Book Now

Specialist Spring Plant Fair

Sunday 12th May, 10am-3pm

Following the huge success of last year’s Specialist Plant Fairs, the Plant Fairs Roadshow returns to Borde Hill with a wide range of locally grown, garden-worthy and unusual plants to inspire keen gardeners.

An exciting line-up of independent UK nurseries from across five counties in the South East (including several RHS exhibitors) will be exhibiting on the Azalea Ring and the Plant Fairs Roadshow’s very own Plant Doctor will be able to answer questions and help visitors find the right plant for the right place.

Borde Hill’s Garden Team will also be available during the event to answer questions, while Head of Horticulture, Harry Baldwin will be giving a talk in the Marquee at 12noon, details to follow.

The spring plant fair is a wonderful time to visit Borde Hill, with a great display of rhododendrons, azaleas and flowering trees, bluebells in Warren Wood, tulips en masse and 400 Fritillaria orientalis ‘Rubra’ providing a feast for the eyes in the Italian Garden.

Plant stalls at the spring Plant Fair event at Borde Hill

Eating At Borde Hill

Visit the Gardeners’ Retreat Café, open daily from 10am and located in the beautiful surroundings between the Rose Garden and the Mid Summer Border. It’s the perfect spot to sit and relax with a barista coffee, light lunch or a delicious cup of tea.

Choose from an enticing selection of freshly made sandwiches, toasties, and savoury delights, as well as a delicious array of cakes and bakes.

Private Hire

Are you looking for a beautiful and tranquil venue for a special celebration, or a unique setting to entertain your clients, host a meeting or treat staff to an away day?

Our wonderfully decorated marquee can be privately hired and can accommodate up to 80 people. Instead of a break out room, your clients or team will enjoy getting out into the fresh air and exploring the Garden, to reawaken the senses and promote wellbeing.

A child on the zip wire in the Advenure Playground at Borde Hill.
Children in the Italian Garden. Image: Emli Bendixen

For Families

The ideal place for children to explore, learn and find joy in nature

Plan a fun-filled day for you and your family in the great outdoors, come rain or shine. Enjoy the perfect balance of fresh air and big open spaces to roam in, then refuel at the Gardeners’ Retreat Cafe, enjoy a picnic in the Garden or by the lakes or treat yourself to a delicious ice cream from the Gift Shop.


The Garden is open 10am-5pm, daily. 

Day Tickets pre-booked online at least a day before your visit receive a £1 online discount.

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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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