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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Painting by Kenneth McIntosh

Wednesday 24th July 2024 - 30th September
10:00am - 5:00pm

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

Discover paintings by local artists themed around the beauty of nature and the countryside. Book Now
Three children running in the Italian Garden at Borde Hill in summer.

Wednesday 24th July 2024 - 8th September

Dinosaurs & Dragons – Summer Trail and Activities

Get ready for a summer packed with roarsome adventures, featuring a daily story trail and activities on selected days. Book Now

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

Music in the Garden – Vintage Jazz with Hannah Summers

Relax on the Azalea Ring to the toe-tapping sounds of vintage Jazz and Swing with soloist Hannah Summers. Book Now
Two adults wearing hats at an event at Borde Hill during the summer.

11th August
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Music in the Garden – Harry’s Tricks

Relax to Harry's Tricks Swing Band - the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon. Book Now
Coloured flags against a blue sky at a Parkland event in the summer at Borde Hill.

23rd August
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Kids Outdoor Theatre – Peter Pan

‘Peter Pan’ comes to Borde Hill this summer with a thrilling open air theatre show staged by Immersion Theatre. Book Now
Two adults relaxing in deckchairs at an event at Borde Hill during the summer.

25th August
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Music in the Garden – The Grand Central Trio

Vintage Jazz band, The Grand Central Trio, provide the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon. Book Now

31st August
7:15pm - 9:45pm

Lumos Live – Sunset by Candlelight

An immersive outdoor concert featuring string adaptions of hits by Coldplay, The Beatles and Oasis. Book Now
Porsche Car Club at Borde Hill

1st September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Porsche Club Great Britain

The Porsche Club, R23 Sussex Region showcase their members’ cars on the Azalea Ring Book Now

6th September - 8th September

Outdoor Cinema on the South Lawn

Films for all the family shown on the big screen in front of the Elizabethan House. Book Now
An outdoor yoga session at Borde Hill. Image Emli Bendixen

14th September
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Turning Inwards – Evening Yoga and Meditation with Calli Popham

Immerse yourself in an explorative yoga and meditation practice with inspirational yogi Calli Popham. Book Now
Plant stalls at the spring Plant Fair event at Borde Hill

15th September
10:00am - 3:00pm

Specialist Autumn 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

27th September - 28th September
6:00pm - 7:45pm

Bat Evenings

As the sun sets over Borde Hill, join us for a nocturnal bat walk in the Parkland. Book Now

29th September
10:00am - 4:00pm

MG Car Club

Admire a beautiful display of MG cars on the Azalea Ring. Book Now

12th October
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Fungi Walk

Delve into the fascinating (and often weird) world of fungi in Borde Hill's beautiful South Park. Book Now
The Halloween Trail at Borde Hill

19th October - 3rd November
10:00pm - 5:00pm

A Spellbinding Halloween

Dare to explore the Garden on a spooky Halloween trail, or join our spine-tingling daily activities. Book Now

19th October
9:45am - 12:00pm

Autumn Wreath Making Workshop

Embrace the changing seasons by crafting a beautiful 14" moss-based Autumn wreath. Book Now

14th November
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Botanical Christmas Card Workshop

Paint your own watercolour Christmas Card to keep for yourself or to give to someone special. Book Now

15th November
10:30am - 12:30pm

Christmas Candle Making Workshop

Craft your own scented Christmas candle, ideal for your festive tablescape or for giving as a gift. Book Now

26th November
10:00am - 12:00pm

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Create a traditional 14″ moss-based wreath to hang on your front door, or to give as a present. Book Now

3rd December
10:00am - 12:00pm

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Create a traditional 14″ moss-based wreath to hang on your front door, or to give as a present. Book Now

5th December
10:00am - 12:00pm

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Create a traditional 14″ moss-based wreath to hang on your front door, or to give as a present. Book Now

Open Air Opera

Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July

A highlight of the summer, Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, perform three evenings of open air opera at Borde Hill, with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan House.

Our 2024 performaces are:

Bizet’s Carmen – on Friday 19th July
Puccini’s Tosca – on Saturday 20th July
The Magic of Opera – on Sunday 21st July

Bring a chair and a picnic and immerse yourself in an unforgettable operatic experience.

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.

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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