A different NGS experience, come and find Frances scaling the vertiginous slopes of her quarry garden! A challenge to both visitor and gardener. Cottage garden surrounding C16 house (not open) with spring fed pond, primulas, stumpery, dizzy crow’s nest viewing platform. Garden blending into woodland. Not a manicured garden. Warning - some love it, others hate it!
Thursday 20 April, Tuesday 2 May, Tuesday 16 May, Thursday 1 June, Tuesday 6 June, Thursday 27 July, Thursday 10 August (12 - 4pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas. We regret that this garden is not opening Thursday 6 April.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to August for groups of 4+. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
How to find us
Copyhold Hollow, Copyhold Lane, Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH16 1XU
2m N of Haywards Heath. Follow signs for Borde Hill Gardens. With Borde Hill Gardens on L over brow of hill, take 1st R signed Ardingly. Garden ½m. If the drive is full, please park in the lane.
More about Copyhold Hollow
Cottage garden in a hollow with woodland garden above. Spring fed pond with dam and waterfall edged with damp loving perennials including species primulas. The oak stumpery gives way to a rock garden on the way to the crow’s nest and the whole garden is planted for yr-round interest
The woodland garden is full of camellias, rhododendrons, bulbs, deciduous azaleas, primroses and native trees all watched over by the matriarchal beech in the centre of the garden. The cottage garden swirling around the 16th century cottage is fronted by 1,000 year old box hedge and enjoys a spring-fed pond to one side.