Borde Hill Gardens

Borde Hill Gardens

Lovely Borde Hill Gardens will open to the public from 20th March 2018 and remain open until the end of October.

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The gardens are set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beautiful views over the Sussex Weald. Borde Hill’s grounds cover over 200 acres across the garden, woodland and parkland. The formal gardens are designed in a series of outdoor ‘rooms’. you can explore the exotic ‘Garden of Allah’, the beautiful Azelea Ring, the traditional Rose Garden and a peaceful Italian Garden, 

Borde Hill has received many awards, including the Historic Houses Association ‘Garden of the Year’.

Day Tickets for Individuals and Families

Adult – £9.50
Concession – £9.00
Child (aged 3-16) – £6.35
Child under 3 – Free

Borde Hill is 1½ miles north of Haywards Heath. The gardens are a 35 minute drive from Steyning via the B2135A281 and A272…

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Borde Hill Gardens

Borde Hill Gardens Magnolia Tours

Magnolia Tour with Borde Hill Gardens Head Gardener

Tues 27 Mar  & Fri 6th April 2018 from 2 – 3 p.m.

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Join Head Gardener, Andy Stevens for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s wonderful collection of early-flowering magnolias.

Borde Hill has one of the best collections of magnolias in England, with many listed as ‘Champion’ trees.  There are over 100 trees and 25 species planted throughout the garden and woodland.

Many of the magnolias are the original plants collected by the Great Plant Hunters of the early 1900’s. The Garden’s founder Colonel Stephenson R Clarke planted some of these over 80 years ago.

Tickets available on the day: £3 per person, plus standard garden admission



Trees peonies at Highdown and Rosebud Cottage!


This is the time of year for the wonderful tree peony

The tree peony is an ancient plant which was revered by Japanese emperors 1000 years ago. They flower from early April until late May …..The papery flamboyant blooms and interesting foliage gives the impression that the plants are delicate but they are not!

This one is called Paeonia suffruticosa. It is also known as Chinese Tree Peony or Moutan peony.

You can see it in the side border at Rosebud Cottage and find them growing in the gardens at Highdown near Worthing. The gardens are open all year and admission is free. They are within easy reach of Steyning. Details at