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.

Rose Pruning Masterclass with Michael Marriott

Thursday 18th January, 10.30am-1.30pm

Join Michael Marriott, a world authority on roses, for an informative talk and practical pruning masterclass.

Drawing on his vast 30-year experience in rose growing, Michael – the former Head Rosarian at David Austin Roses, will share the theory of pruning and growing techniques.

Discover the art of growing all types of roses, from old and modern shrub roses, to climbers and ramblers, helping to develop your knowledge and ensure your own roses perform to their fullest potential and provide stunning summer displays.

Following the talk, immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Borde Hill’s celebrated Rose Garden in winter as we take the workshop outdoors for hands-on demonstrations where you can put the theory into practice.

Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to unlock the full potential of your own roses at home. Reserve your place and join us to gain the skills and confidence to elevate your rose growing expertise.

Rose Pruning Workshop with Michael Marriott

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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