A different NGS experience in 2 north-facing acres. The cottage garden surrounding C16 house (not open) gives way to steep slopes up to woodland garden: a challenge to both visitor and gardener. Species primulas a particular interest of the owner. Stumpery, dizzy crow’s nest viewing platform. Not a manicured plot but with a relaxed attitude to gardening, an inspiration to visitors.
Monday 16 April, Tuesday 24 April, Monday 7 May, Tuesday 15 May, Friday 25 May, Monday 16 July (12 - 4pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
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. 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, primulas 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.