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Borde Hill Garden

Elegant formal gardens, parkland and trees.

  • 4.6

  • from 1030 Google reviews

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About the garden

Borde Hill is a Grade II* listed English Heritage Garden set within 200 acres of woodland and parkland, with magnificent views across the Ouse Valley viaduct. It has been referred to by The Daily Telegraph as "planted with passion" and by Country Life as "one of the country’s truly great gardens".

Borde Hill is renowned for its astonishing collection of unusual trees and shrubs. It’s one of the four private gardens of national importance with its exotic trees recorded at Kew and is the origin of many hybrid plants including Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ and Alstroemeria ‘Walter Fleming’.

An abundance of spring magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons give way to exuberant summer borders of roses and herbaceous plants followed by mellow autumn colour. In the last 30 years, many areas have been greatly enhanced and restored including the sub-tropical Round Dell, the sophisticated Rose Garden and the romantic Italian Garden.

The Elizabethan Mansion House is open to pre-booked groups. Events throughout the season include horticultural talks, music, outdoor theatre, sculpture and family trails during the school holidays. With two cafes serving home-made food, a restaurant in the Good Food Guide, picnic areas and an adventure playground, Borde Hill is the perfect place for everyone to enjoy a great day out.

Opening times

19 February – 13 November 2022 10am to 5pm Daily (10am - 6pm weekends in July and August) Pre booking required.

Useful details

Garden area

17 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. Yes - Call to check availability and to make a reservation.

West Sussex, RH16 1XP

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Borde Hill Garden
West Sussex
RH16 1XP
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RH16 1XP
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 1030 Google reviews

l l

9 months ago


Beautiful gardens, lots of seating and beautiful scenery and flowers. The cafe was wonderful and staff were friendly. Do wish there was a bit more sign posting around to point us in the right direction as well as more visible signs in the gardens and especially in the woods

Prathima M

10 months ago


Very nice gardens.. Lots of flowers and different varieties of rododendras. Garden of Allah was the center of attraction. Lots of rise plants yet to bloom so to see rose bloom it's good to go in mid May. Will definitely recommend to fabulous n friends. Reasonable prices too..

Gintare D

10 months ago


Lovely small garden to visit. The grounds are well maintained, loads of flowering plants to admire. Entrance is £10, which felt a little bit steep for what you get to see.

pete aps

8 months ago


Lots of small secluded separate areas to explore the extensive range of plants curated here, or various open trails around the lakes, walks in the woodlands, along with a small cafe, shop for gifts and a small collection of plants to take home, make sure to enjoy the fountain in the Italian formal pond

Declan Scammell

6 months ago


Such a peaceful And beautiful place to walk around, enjoyed meeting up with a friend for coffee, the cafe has a great offering, and the are loads of beautiful seating options outdoors! The gardens had lots of beautiful nooks and crannies to look around! And I was impressed that the trees had labels letting you know what they were! So often your left wondering! The shop has a great selection of local produce, including some local gins and vodkas. Overall a great expericance and can’t wait to go back!

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01444 450326

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