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Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP, England
+44 1444 450326
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Unmet potential

This is a garden with great potential that is unfortunately unmet. The basic layout is good, but a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lewes, United Kingdom
Innovative eventing and use of sculpture throughout the gardens.

This is a smaller garden than some of its National Trust neighbours, but delightfully maintained... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP, England
+44 1444 450326
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a garden with great potential that is unfortunately unmet. The basic layout is good, but a few expensive foci have come at the expense of maintenance. The overall impression is a combination of fainted glory with some nouveau riche bragging thrown in.

Thank RichardTol
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a smaller garden than some of its National Trust neighbours, but delightfully maintained and with innovative use of eventing and garden sculptures, particularly targeted at children, for instance, Alice in Wonderland's tea party.

Thank Snue5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here partly because dogs are allowed to come too, which is very helpful when you can't leave your dog for a long time. Gardens are pretty and uncrowded. Tea room expensive for what you get and long wait. Very pleasant staff. A nice...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't visited Borde Hill for quite a few years - why ever not, we now ask. What we noticed is how established the planting now is and how much additional land is being used. The gardens, even on a rainy day, are a sheer...More

Thank KevinHorlock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ticks all the boxes for a lovely day out. Beautiful gardens with an interesting and varied tree collection, lovely Cafe Elvira next to the site or tea shop in the grounds, a small nursery, gift shop and arts gallery in the car park. Heaven. The...More

Thank JaneChurchBrighton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Borde Hill is small enough that you could visit the gardens for a couple of hours for a walk around and a stop for afternoon tea or you could bring a picnic and take a little more time. There were sculptures all around the gardens...More

Thank Smaske1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens, lots of plants and flowers to look at, paths to explore and open spaces to run around. The rose garden is beautiful and the water garden is magical. This summer, they had an Alice in Wonderland themed trail for the children which led...More

Thank 427yoinky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 mentioned rain for later so after refreshing coffee and delicious...More

Thank 235maggie
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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. There is now a vintage tea shop in...More

Thank Daphne D
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

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 fantastic.

Thank bunnyboon
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Sue M
6 July 2017|
Response from EstherHosking | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know. Give them a ring maybe.
9 July 2016|
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Response from ChrisCJ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know but there do seem to be some woodland walks.
8 June 2015|
Response from Aj C |
Simplest way is to go along the A264 East and join the M23 at Pease Pottage (Southbound towards Brighton) then after it becomes the A23 take the exit Left onto the B2115 towards Cuckfield and follow the brown tourist board... More