Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

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

The Garden is set out as 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.

Events throughout the open season (April to October), include magnolia and rose tours, Sculpture Exhibition, musical Sundays in August and many family events.

The café, garden tea house, restaurant, picnic areas and easy access in the formal garden for relaxing strolls make Borde Hill the perfect place for everyone to enjoy a great day out.

New this year- Two new landscape features in the Garden Dells to entice visitors.
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  • My friend and I visited Borde Garden last week and we had a lovely time. I thought the entrance fee was very affordable after arriving soon after the gardens were open. The weather forecast had mentio...  more »
  • I have been visiting Borde Hill gardens since the early 1980,s, and I still love it there. It is quirky, beautifully kept, fabulous colours in all the seasons it is open, and never ceases to amaze me....  more »
  • Magical place, really great for kids, and the gardens themselves are superb. Paradise Walk is my favourite part and the views from here across the parkland in the early morning or evening are fantasti...  more »
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  • The Halloween event was excellent the children loved it great for ages 3+. The playground they have there now is not as good as the last and there is not a lot for younger children 2-5 to do. Also in wet weather an all wooden play area is very slippery. All round though a good place to go for day out
  • We always enjoy a visit here. Lovely garden, adjacent cafe and summer tea garden. Spiritually uplifting when we're a bit down. Woodland play area for the grandchildren too.
  • Fantastic. The best Halloween hunt I've been on. Both my girls enjoyed the day!!!
  • Lovely to visit when the kids are at school as it's a fantastic place to sit and paint, draw or photograph. During half term they have fantastic activities for children, especially at Easter, so there's something to appeal to everyone. Great little cafe with friendly staff also.
  • Just before visiting the balcome viaduct me and my friend came here to photography. The enttance fee was around £7 which isnt expensive, but also isn't cheap. The normal opening times are from 10.00am till 5.00pm so theres lots of chance in the day to visit it. The staff there are friendly and gave us some good places to go for photography. There are some absoutely stunning flowers here. Anyone who appreciates beautiful and stunning flowers will love this garden. Even though it rained on the day I still really enjoyed my visit.

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