Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath: Hours, Address, Borde Hill Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Borde Hill Garden
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
A Great English Garden of rare plants and stunning landscapes make Borde Hill the perfect day out for horticultural enthusiasts, country lovers and families. Tranquil outdoor ' rooms' include the Azalea Ring and Rhododendron gardens, fragrant Rose Garden and scenic Italian Garden, plus subtropical dells and ruins. Woodland walks, adventure playground and events throughout the season. See website for details.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Alan P
London, UK31 contributions
A nice way to start a day.....
Oct. 2021
We are regular visitors to the gardens, always early in the morning when you can get in an hours relaxing walk. On a sunny day, sitting by the pond listening to the birds just cannot be beaten before heading off on whichever circuit you wish, stopping off at the Gardeners retreat to collect a coffee and a piece of cake. That said, I do think the fountain/sculpture in the Italian pond has gone well past its sell by date and spoils a tranquil rest. Finish off with a peaceful fifteen minutes overlooking the fields and viaduct watching the buzzards and kites soaring in the thermals; a perfect way to kick start your day.
Written 20 November 2021
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lizandianp
surrey952 contributions
A little gem with surprises at every turn.
Sep. 2021
The gardens are a warren of "secret" pathways and hidden ruins containing interesting pieces of sculpture.
Our dog enjoyed a long walk round the lakes (on a lead) and there were benches and picnic tables galore.
Not the best time of year for colour but the rose garden was still a picture.
I loved it.
I could sit for hours in the Italian garden.
Nice that the house is still lived in by the family.
Written 26 September 2021
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colinmk
15 contributions
Great Day Out
Aug. 2021
Lovely Garden - lots of different bits to discover.
Large enough to mean no crowds but small enough to mean easy to get round
Sculptures added bonus
Written 8 September 2021
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Max S
London, UK160 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Lovely gardens! We were given a gift voucher to visit and came in yesterday (10/07/21). Have to admit, we did not know this place existed..

Really enjoyed our time exploring the gardens - beautiful array of roses, loved the Round Dell and Old Potting Sheds areas, spectacular colours all over; some amazing sculptures on display too.

Our only comment is that the one-way system is a bit confusing and does not make sense.

This place is definitely worth a visit and it is only £9.00 (£9.95 with Gift Aid) for an adult ticket.
Written 11 July 2021
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Intavia
Horley, UK331 contributions
Beautiful scenery for all abilities.
Jun. 2021 • Solo
I liked that the grounds are so well laid out for different abilities, being a slow 40 minute walk around the main gardens, another 30 mins or so through the woodland or even longer to traverse to the lakes down the hill. There was so much to see and enjoy - vibrant colour, fragrant flowers, beautiful plants, trees and sculptures, views across the countryside, topped off with a welcoming cafe and shop, all socially distanced and Covid compliant. Around the site there are plenty of benches to sit, relax and take in the sights, sounds and scenery. The weather certainly helped make the day special but I have to compliment those who make Borde Hill Gardens what it is and what a delightful day out this venue has to offer.
Written 24 June 2021
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Zoe B
Worthing, UK1,379 contributions
Form In Nature Sculpture Exhibition
Jun. 2021 • Couples
A day out to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air brought us to Borde Hill Gardens. So many different styles of garden to admire, set out like lots of different rooms, and such beautiful plants and flowers. We were lucky enough to also enjoy the sculpture exhibition. A lovely couple of hours wandering the grounds.
Written 6 June 2021
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pandtReading
reading215 contributions
A well done Halloween Trail that was enjoyed bay all the family.
Oct. 2020 • Family
My first visit to Borde Hill Gardens but I was so impressed with many aspects. We visited as three Generations. Grandparents, parents and 2 year old grandchild and did the Halloween trail.
This took you around the gardens which were so impressive at Autumn. Lots of different aspects to the gardens.
The Halloween trail was very well done and you could see the effort that had been put in with the decorations. A good gift at the end.

Fully recommend this experience.
Written 25 October 2020
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Sunshine2400
Horsham, UK43 contributions
Halloween Trail
Oct. 2020 • Family
We had a fab day out at the Halloween event today. The gardens are beautiful at any time of year but the colours particularly gorgeous in Autumn. The spooky trail was wonderfully decorated and kept the kids amused until the very end. Definitely buying an annual membership!
Written 23 October 2020
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Penelope
24 contributions
LOVELY MATURE GARDENS
Oct. 2020
Visited here on a sunny autumn day.
Friendly and helpful welcome
Small cafe for light refreshments to eat at picnic tables.
Trees in stunning colours.
Well worth a visit
Written 14 October 2020
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Stephen W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK38 contributions
A little bit of paradise
Sep. 2020
My wife and I visited this garden for the first time at the very end of September following an overnight stay nearby. We had high hopes but they were easily exceeded. From the warmth of the welcome (knowledgeable and friendly 'on the door') to the truly magical environment, the various different areas of the gardens, the creativity and imagination that had clearly gone into the creation of the gardens and their maintenance and the charm of every staff member that we met, our visit could not have gone better. Sure, the warm and sunny weather helped, bringing out the last few butterflies and bees of the season but the colours, scents and shapes that we saw, blew us away. Would highly recommend the Jay Robin's Rose Garden, the Italian Garden and the Long Dell to name but three! We also got lucky by seeing the last day of the sculpture exhibition in the garden which just added to the charm and interest.

10 out of 10 - don't miss it.
Written 3 October 2020
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