Events for Borde Hill Garden

Shrubs for Seasonality: Talk & Tour with Jim Gardiner

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

25th April 2019, 10:30 - 13:30

Enjoy a fascinating talk given by RHS Vice President and leading horticulturalist Jim Gardiner.
Drawing from his remarkable experience of working for the RHS for 28 years, Jim’s illustrated talk will identify a wide selection of shrubs that can be used in gardens of all sizes to provide interest throughout the seasons.
In addition, he will highlight a range of plants, including bulbs and herbaceous, that can be used in association with shrubs to give ‘added value’ to your planting. Following the talk, enjoy a private tour of the Garden.

Ticket price includes refreshments on arrival served inside the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Tickets:
£22.40 (RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
£28.00 non-members
Book now at www.bordehill.co.uk/events

Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – A 20th Anniversary Celebration

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

10th May 2019 - 30th September 2019

Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – a 20th Anniversary Celebration of Art
Towering kinetic wind art and mythological figures will transform the historic garden into a stunning outdoor gallery for a special 20th anniversary exhibition, kindly sponsored by 1st Central.

The carefully selected sculptures will be placed throughout the 17-acre formal Garden, working in harmony with the renowned horticultural collection that has put Borde Hill on the map. Including over 80 pieces, the diverse display of figurative and abstract works will highlight fresh new talent, with some familiar names returning to be part of this special celebration of art.

Will Carr’s kinetic wind sculpture ‘Transfiguration’ will captivate viewers as it twists and turns in the breeze in front of the Elizabethan Mansion. Wandering further into the garden ‘rooms’, visitors will encounter ‘Icarus I’ by Nicola Godden, a striking winged figure commissioned for the London 2012 Olympic Village. The mythological theme continues with ‘Narcissus’ by Teresa Wells, a figurative bronze inspired by the boy who fell in love with his own reflection.

Exploring the Garden’s hidden spaces, visitors will stumble across exquisite stone carvings, alongside works in resin, glass and ceramic. Smaller pieces will be exhibited inside the Glasshouse and Green Tree Gallery, encouraging visitors to explore every nook and cranny of the historic garden and grounds. All works will be on sale, with something to suit every taste and pocket.

Admission included in standard entry price.

Open Air Opera: La Traviata

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

26th July 2019, 18:30 - 22:00

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present La Traviata by Verdi, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s fantastic melodies include the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Christopher Lane production for Opera Brava will bring out all the emotional colour, from the first discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.

The performance will be sung in English.

Booking essential

Tickets: Early Bird: £30 (until 1 July), Standard: £35, Child: £10 (5-16 years old)

Doors open at 6.30pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Open Air Opera: The Barber of Seville

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

27th July 2019, 18:30 - 22:00

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Barber of Seville by G. Rossini, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Written in three weeks, Rossini’s masterpiece is one of the wittiest and most immediately appealing comic operas in the repertoire today and is as fresh to the ear now as when it first burst upon it’s Italian audiences in 1816. On first hearing, the utter joy of one melodic masterpiece flowing into the next is thrilling to any audience. As the plot unfolds and is dramatically told through Rossini’s brilliant musical structure, it helps us to understand, in part, the Barber’s special place in the history of opera.

Opera Brava in its 31st year is Britains leading touring opera company. Their production of “The Barber of Seville” is performed by professional and experienced national and international opera singers who have worked with major companies such as; English National Opera and Covent Garden. The performance will be sung in English.

Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Gangsta Granny

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

2nd August 2019, 17:00 - 19:30

David Walliams’ most popular book, Gangsta Granny, is coming to Borde Hill Garden with an open air theatre production adapted by David Kerby-Kendall and staged by Heartbreak Productions.

Description: It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

Performed on the South Lawn against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House, Heartbreak Productions’ version of this popular children’s book is suitable for children aged 7+.

Refreshments will be available throughout the performance.

Booking essential

Tickets: Adults: £12, Children: £10 (3-16 years old), Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £39

Doors open at 5.00pm. Performance begins at 5.30pm and finishes at 7.30pm. There will be a 15 minute interval.

Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only.