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Borde Hill Garden

One of the original 1927 gardens, now celebrating 90 yrs association with the NGS. To mark this occasion there will be a special opening on Sat 27 May. Rare plants and stunning landscapes make Borde Hill Garden the perfect day out for horticulture enthusiasts, families and those who love beautiful countryside.

Enjoy tranquil outdoor 'rooms', incl Rose and Italian gardens, champion trees, woodland walks, playground, picnic areas, home-cooked food and events throughout the open season.

Pre-paid tickets for Saturday 27 May available at

Opening for NGS:
Saturday 27 May (10am - 6pm), Monday 2 October (10am - 5pm). Admission £8.20, child £5.50.

Borde Hill Garden Ltd

For other opening times and information, please phone 01444 450326, email or visit

Wheelchair access to formal garden (17 acres). Dogs welcome on leads.

How to find us

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

1½m N of Haywards Heath. 20 mins N of Brighton, or S of Gatwick on A23 taking exit 10a via Balcombe.

More about Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage garden set in 200 acres of parkland with magnificent views across the Ouse Valley viaduct. Created by Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke from seeds gathered by the great plant hunters of the early 1900s, it is renowned for its rare shrubs and trees.

The Garden includes distinctive living ‘rooms’, each with its own unique style, from secret, sub-tropical dells to the sophisticated Rose and Italian gardens. An abundance of spring-flowers gives way to exuberant summer borders of roses and herbaceous plants followed by mellow autumn colour. Nestled at the heart of the 35-acre garden and woodland is the Elizabethan house, which is open to pre-booked groups.

Regular events for all the family, including the Sculpture Trail are held from March to October, and with gentle slopes offering easy access, picnic areas, a playground and cafes, this is the perfect place for everyone to enjoy a great day out.

Restricted Mobility Access:
The majority of the formal Garden is accessible to those with restricted mobility. Gentle slopes with hard surfaces allow wheelchair access. There are also plenty of benches for relaxing and taking in the sights. A restricted mobility map is available. Wheelchairs available for use (no charge, please telephone to reserve).

Pre-booked groups are welcome and receive a discounted price. Tailor your visit with a Garden tour with the Head Gardener, or a tour of the Elizabethan Mansion House (or both). For a really memorable day, choose our Cream Tea or Buffet Lunch Special which includes a tour of the House and Garden, a souvenir guide book and delicious home-made cream tea in the House

Shop, plant sales, cafe, tea house and restaurant.