Borde Hill Garden
Offering delightful panoramic views over the Hight Weald, Grade II*listed Borde Hill Garden welcomes groups to explore a garden built over 125 years ago by Colonel Stephenson R Clarke, one of the leading botanists of his age and populated with plants and trees collected by the great plant hunters of the Edwardian age. The season at Borde Hill runs from March to the end of October; beginning with magnificent displays of early flowering magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons before moving to summer's fragrant roses and exotic herbaceous borders and finally to an autumnal blaze of trees and shrubs.
There are newly developed outdoor rooms to explore such as The Round Dell, as well as the Colonel’s colourful Azalea Ring and Rhododendron Gardens, the established Rose Garden, scenic Italian Garden, tranquil Garden of Allah and quaint ruins of Old Potting Sheds.
Beyond the 17 acre formal Garden visitors can enjoy woodland walks, lakeside strolls or explore the 200 acre Grade II* listed parkland. Groups can take pre-booked tours of the Elizabethan Mansion House and Garden with a knowledgeable tour guide, and enjoy a bespoke lunch in a beautifully decorated marquee.
Opening times: 25th March – 3rd November 2019. Please see website for details.
Last entry: one hour before closing.
Admission Rates: Adults: £9.50, Concession: £9.00, Children: £6.35, Group £7.35
Facilities: Shop, Plant Sales, Adventure Playground, The Gardeners’ Retreat Cafe, Jeremy's Restaurant, Café Elvira and Green Tree Gallery.
Disabled Access: Yes, a restricted mobility map and wheelchair loan (booking required), are available.
Toilets on site: Yes
Car Parking on site: Yes Free
Coach Parking: Yes
Guided Tours: Yes, available for Mansion House & Garden (booking required, extra charge)
Length of Visit: 3-5 hours
Booking Contact: Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP
Booking Tel No: 01444 450326 Booking Fax No. 01444 220544
Twitter: @bordehillgarden #bordehillgarden