Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Garden
Borde Hill Lane
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1XP



01444 450326

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Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Garden is nestled in 200 acres of English Heritage listed Sussex parkland and woodland, with wonderfulviews across the Sussex Weald and the magnificent Ouse Valley. Borde Hill Garden is home to a nationally important collection of rare shrubs, champion trees and exotic plants. - Why not watch our Video?
Explore Warren Wood, Stephanie’s Glade and Stonepits, with its diverse flora and fauna. Or enjoy the huge expanse of parkland, perfect for a picnic, BBQ or for playing ball games.
There are also 17 acres of formal gardens to explore, wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Overlooked by an impressive Elizabethan Tudor mansion, which dates from 1598, there are nine gardens in all, each one planted as a distinctive ‘garden room’. This tradition began in 1892 by the current owner’s great grandfather, and ensures an abundance of colour and interest throughout the seasons.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

During 2015 the garden and parkland are open
- from 28th of March 2015 everyday until 13th September

- Every Sunday in September and October
- Halloween from 23rd October until 1st November

Opening times: 10am to 6pm (or dusk if earlier)
Last admission one hour before closing

Admission charges

Adults £8.20 (£9.00)
Concession £7.65 (£8.40)
Child (aged 3-16) £5.10 (£5.60) Under 3 – Free
Disabled or Carer £4 Adult or Child

Family Day Ticket
2 Adults + 2 Children £22
2 Adults + 3 Children £25

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Sculpture Exhibition

  • 1 May — 13 September 2015

Appreciate the Garden as a gallery. Exhibition of selected artists’ work.


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Easter Eggsplorer Trail, Garden Games & activities

  • 28 March — 12 April 2015 *on now

Become an explorer! Hunt the hidden creatures and clues in the Garden, have fun solving riddles. A varied and educational trail for all ages. Giant garden games and activities for visitors young and old!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


Nature Trail, with talks & activities

  • 30 May — 3 June 2015

Activities, talks and sessions with nature and wildlife as a theme. Complete the nature trail around the Garden, finding clues and solving puzzles.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


British Eventing Horse Trials

  • 30 — 31 May 2015 9am-5pm

British Eventing Horse Trials where local riders compete alongside international stars!


Jaguar Car Day

  • 19 July 2015 10am-4pm

A stunning display of old and new Jags, with West Sussex Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club. No additional charge to visit this event, standard admission prices only. Starts at 10am when the Garden opens. Bring a picnic, or enjoy a cake and cream tea with our Little Ritz Travelling Tea Party in the Garden!


Date provisional.


Summer Family Fun

  • 1 — 31 August 2015

In August we will have our Family Fun Days. No extra charge for these events!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Musical Sundays

  • 2 — 30 August 2015

Bring along a picnic, relax and enjoy live music in a beautiful Garden setting.


Haunted Halloween Fun

  • 24 October — 1 November 2015

10am to 4pm every day 24th October to 1st November 2015. No extra charge to join in with this event, standard entry only! Dogs on leads welcome.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children