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Borde Hill Garden

Mid Sussex


Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP

Tel: +44 01444 450326

Borde Hill Garden


Described as ‘One of the country’s truly great gardens’ by Country Life magazine, Borde Hill Garden is more than just a beautiful and historic garden. With a fascinating history dating back to 1890's, it is an idyllic place to while away a day; enjoy the 200 acres of traditional parkland - perfect for a picnic, BBQ, dog walking or for playing ball games! There is also a children’s adventure’ playground

Borde Hill is a botanically rich Grade II* Sussex garden with distinctive living ‘rooms’ each with unique style, including the Azalea Ring, sub-tropical dells and the Rose and Italian Gardens.


It also boasts a fine tree and shrub collection gathered by the Victorian great plant collectors.

Take a leisurely stroll along one of the woodland and lakeside walks offering magnificent views, followed by homemade Afternoon Tea, available at cosy Cafe Elvira’s. There is also the award-winning Jeremy’s Restaurant (featured in the Good Food Guide 2013), Green Tree gallery and a gift shop & plant sales.

Unique events throughout the season including a Sculpture Exhibition, Rose Celebration week, Musical Sundays and Kids Activities from Spring to Autumn.

Borde Hill is a wonderful setting for filming and photo shoots. The 17 acre formal Garden has easy access routes and gentle sloping paths where we also welcome dogs on leads.

Group visits are welcome with Garden tours and exclusive House Tours available of the Elizabethan Mansion on request.

Ample free parking on site.

Additional Pricing Information

Day Admissions:
Group entry per adult – £7.50 on the day (£7 if pre-paid)
Group child (prepaid and on the day) – £5 (aged 3-16)
(1 adult goes free with every 10 children)


Mansion House Tours (available May to June) – group of up to 25 people* – £80 (price excludes garden entry) 

Cream Tea Special – £375 for up to 15 Adults, additional people at £25 per head (includes House Tour & garden entry)

Buffet Lunch Special – £450 for up to 15 Adults, additional people at £30 per head (includes House Tour & garden entry)

Garden Tours (group of up to 25 people*):
With Tour Guide – £80
With Head Gardener – £100

*Groups over 25 will be split into multiple tours at £80 (or £100) per tour. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 Adults + 1 Child [Excluding gift aid - £22]£24.20
2 Adults + 2 Children[Excluding gift aid - £23]£25.30 per ticket
2 Adults + 3 Children [Excluding gift aid - £26.50]£29.15 per ticket
Adult [Excluding gift aid - £8.20]£9.02
Child [Excluding gift aid - £5.50]£6.05
Child under three - FreeFree
Concession [Excluding gift aid - £7.80]£8.58

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Catering facilities serving breakfasts, light lunches, cakes, afternoon tea. Also an award-winning restaurant for more formal dining (with walled garden & terrace)

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue

Payment Methods

  • Max group size - 300
  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates - Discounts applied to pre-booked parties, free admission to group organiser and coach driver & food voucher for driver too.

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens


Map & Directions


  • Tourism South East Award -Access for All Tourism Highly Commended Access for All Tourism Highly Commended 2014
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2019 (1 Apr 2019 - 2 Oct 2019)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*

* Plus Halloween week 21st October 2017 to 31st October 2017

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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