Borde Hill Garden and Park

Described as ‘One of the country’s truly great gardens’ by Country Life magazine, Borde Hill Garden's history dates back to the 1890's. While away a day enjoying the 200 acres of traditional parkland  - perfect for a picnic, bbq, dog walking or for playing ball games. There is also a childrens' playground.

Borde Hill is a botanically rich Grade II* garden  set in 200 acres of Sussex High Weald with magnificent views across the Ouse Valley Viaduct. The formal gardens are planted as distinctive outdoor ‘rooms’ each with unique style. They include the Azalea Ring, the first to be planted and comes alive with a rainbow of colour during May. The Italian Garden, centred on a large pool with views over the park,  The Rose Garden planted with 600 David Austin roses and sub-tropical dells. Early spring-flowering magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas give way to exuberant borders of roses and herbaceous plants.

The plants originate from the Himalayas, China and the Andes, and collected by the great plant collectors in the early 1900’s. In amongst the acres of land are some of the finest collections of shrubs and trees in England, making Borde Hill one of the most stunning gardens in the south east. The vast area of woodland is great for taking long walks under the shade of the giant trees carpeted with bluebells. The garden has over 70 champion trees that are the tallest or largest girth in Britain, and during the autumn months they transform into a spectrum of reds, oranges and golds. With bird watching, an art gallery and a top quality café all on site, there is plenty to occupy visitors of all ages. Or you can simply enjoy the countryside by soaking up nature at its best. Dogs are welcome too.

It’s a great place for families to relax with a picnic surrounded by the beautiful parkland and the lakes that are a favourite for fishing.

Opening times 2014: 22 March – 02 November daily, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (or dusk if earlier). Last entry 1 hour before closing. Please note Borde Hil Garden is closed all day on July 26th for a family wedding.

Admission Rates:

  • Adults: £8.00 (£8.80 gift aid)
  • Concession: £7.50
  • Children: £5.00
  • Group £7.00


  • Shop
  • Plants Sales
  • Adventure Playground
  • Jeremy’s Restaurant
  • Café Elvira
  • Green Tree Gallery
  • Course Fishing
  • Toilets
  • Car Park
  • Coach Park
  • Pre-booked Guided tours of the Garden and House available
  • Wheelchair loan available (booking required)

Length of Visit: 3-4 hours
Special Events: Please see our website for a full events programme
Booking Contact: Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP
Booking Tel No: 01444 450326



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