Events for Borde Hill Garden

Form in Nature – Sculpture Exhibition 2021

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

7th May 2021 - 30th September 2021

See the historic garden transformed into a stunning outdoor gallery with a carefully curated exhibition of figurative and abstract work.

Opening on 7th May, the sculptures will be strategically 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 contemporary sculpture will highlight fresh new talent, with some familiar names returning to be part of this celebration of art.

Will Carr’s kinetic wind sculpture ‘Fluidity’ 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 ‘Greer, Guardian Angel, a striking figure by artist sculptor Ed Elliott, a work which was awarded ‘Sculpture of the Year 2020’ at the Cotswold Sculpture Park.

Exploring the Garden’s hidden spaces, visitors will stumble across exquisite stone carvings, alongside works in resin, metal and glass. Many pieces draw inspiration from the natural world, including ‘Sycamore Spin’ by Zoe Singleton, ‘Ammonite’ by Nicola Axe and ‘Falling Water’ by Richard Cresswell.

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.

The exhibition, kindly sponsored by 1st CENTRAL, will run daily from 7th May – 30th September 2021 with admission included in the standard entry price. All entry to must be pre-booked in advance at www.bordehill.co.uk/bookyourvisit

‘A Wild Escape’ – Wellbeing Day

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

22nd May 2021, 09:30 - 15:00

‘A Wild Escape’ – wellbeing day for adults focused on connecting with nature

In this 5 hour workshop you will immerse yourself in Borde Hill’s beautiful Warren Wood, using your senses to connect with nature and experience the health and wellbeing benefits that woodland can provide.

Spend some time forest bathing in a tree hammock, build a woodland shelter to sit and drink a cup of nettle tea made in a storm kettle. Learn how to light a fire using natural materials and cook a wild lunch. Experience nature through your senses and express yourself through art or poetry exercises.

A real restorative experience!

The outdoors offers unique sensory experiences for the chance to regain balance and escape from the pressures of everyday life. Woodlands are natural havens to escape and provide restorative environments, with sounds, sights and smells stimulating all the senses. Research has shown that people are more relaxed in outdoor environments.

Bushcraft encompasses a range of skills based on primitive ways of living which can help us to harness the benefits of nature and allows us to live with and become attuned to the natural world.

More details
Tickets (including Friends):
Adult – £40.00 (including entry to the Garden)
Advance booking required. Tickets are non-refundable.

Rolls-Royce and Bentley Day

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

6th June 2021, 10:00 - 16:00

Around twenty classic and modern Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars from the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club, Central Southern Section, will be making a return visit to display in the beautiful Borde Hill Garden on Sunday 6th June.

Included in Garden admission (FREE to Borde Hill Garden Members)

Nature for Wellbeing – Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

12th June 2021, 08:30 - 09:30

Nature for Wellbeing – Vinyasa Flow Yoga on the South Lawn with Calli Popham

Unwind from the stresses of everyday life whilst experiencing the tranquillity of the Garden in a truly unique way, with exclusive early morning access. This one hour outdoor yoga session will take place on the South Lawn prior to the Garden opening, and will be followed by fresh juice and a locally-made healthy snack where guests can get guidance and inspiration from Calli.

The session will lift your spirits and help you find inner peace using poses and shapes inspired by nature in a beautiful garden setting. After the session, you will be able to stay and explore the Garden at your leisure.

Prior experience is not required; beginners welcome.

Calli is a Senior Yoga Teacher, who teaches a fluid, playful and embodied yoga style, focusing on bringing you home to yourself on every layer. She is passionate about yoga being accessible for everybody and believes that no one alignment fits all, encouraging students to enquire and move from a place of playful exploration.

£20.00 (including Garden admission, fresh juice and a snack).
Advance booking required.

Great Dog Walk

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

13th June 2021

Kids and dogs go free to this event, and the walk is held on a Sunday; all within covid guidelines, and is a lovely outdoors event.

You can find out more about our events on www.bigdogwalk.co.uk - but it is way more than just a dog walk.
With free goodies on offer throughout the walk, a festival-feel events village at the end of your chosen route, free dog activities, talks from experts and plenty of chances to grab a bite to eat/coffee/refreshments etc.

‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ – Talk with Michael Marriott

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

18th June 2021 - 5th March 2021

As part of Borde Hill’s Rose Celebration Weeks, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of roses during a fascinating talk with lecturer, garden writer and Chief Rosarian at David Austin Roses, Michael Marriott.

Rediscover the beauty of growing and caring for this much-loved flower with one of the country’s leading experts. Michael will help you plan and nurture a beautiful rose garden, offering advice on everything from choosing the right rose for your situation, to pruning, fragrance and colour combinations.

Following the talk, join Michael Marriott and Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s fragrant Rose Garden at its peak with 750 David Austin roses in bloom.

Itinerary
10.30 – tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival served inside the Elizabethan Mansion House
11.00 – talk with Michael Marriott
12.00 – tour of the Rose Garden with its 750 rose plants, including tips on how to grow healthy and floriferous roses at home
13.00 – explore the rest of the Garden at leisure, lunch at one of our Cafes, or perhaps be tempted by one of the rose plants on sale from the shop

Tickets
£39.50
£31.60 (Friends of Borde Hill – 20% discount)
Advance booking required

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

19th June 2021 - 20th June 2021

Members of the Sussex Guild are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time at Borde Hill Garden. This summer, the Contemporary Craft Show will be spread across two weekends, with approximately 23 different stall holders each weekend .

Browse a spectacular variety of well-designed, inspirational and beautifully made arts and crafts on the Azalea Ring. Meet the designer makers and see examples of their work, including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, metalwork, print making, textile art, woodwork and more.

Most of the work can be purchased, or specially commissioned and there will be craft demonstrations, including raku techniques and kiln firings.

Tickets: Included in Standard Garden admission (FREE to Members)
Admission includes entry to the Garden, Parkland, Woodland and Playground.
Dogs on leads welcome

RHS Members / Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event
Gardeners’ World 2For1 or other discount vouchers are not valid for this special event

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

26th June 2021 - 27th June 2021

Members of the Sussex Guild are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time at Borde Hill Garden. This summer, the Contemporary Craft Show will be spread across two weekends, with approximately 23 different stall holders each weekend .

Browse a spectacular variety of well-designed, inspirational and beautifully made arts and crafts on the Azalea Ring. Meet the designer makers and see examples of their work, including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, metalwork, print making, textile art, woodwork and more.

Most of the work can be purchased, or specially commissioned and there will be craft demonstrations, including raku techniques and kiln firings.

Tickets: Included in Standard Garden admission (FREE to Members)
Admission includes entry to the Garden, Parkland, Woodland and Playground.
Dogs on leads welcome

RHS Members / Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event
Gardeners’ World 2For1 or other discount vouchers are not valid for this special event

Sussex Gin Fest 2021

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

10th July 2021, 12:00 - 21:00

The UK’s Biggest Gin Festival Returns to Borde Hill Garden. Tickets on sale now!

Bigger, better and with even more to experience and enjoy, celebrate the extraordinary craftsmanship of independent Sussex, British and worldwide gin distillers at this unique festival. With delicious hot and cold artisan food, captivating demonstrations on all things gin, and not forgetting our main stage with live entertainment all day, this is one of the hottest festival tickets for 2021.
Set within more than two hundred acres of traditional parkland, Borde Hill Garden is a place which captivates and delights visitors with its series of intimate “living garden rooms”, fine woodland parklands, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald. Following the success of Sussex Gin Fest 2019, we are delighted to be hosting the festival once again, with ticket holders gaining free entry into Borde Hill Garden.

Sussex produce is at the centre of this unique festival, but we will also be showcasing gins of the world with international culinary options to compliment them, and our ‘Best of the Rest’ zone will feature small-batch guest gins from neighbouring counties. There will also be a local beer brewer on-site and some Sussex ‘fizz’ for you to try and when you need cooling down under the July sunshine we even have a gin and tonic sorbet to quench your thirst!

This event is only for people aged 18 and over. Please drink responsibly.
Early Bird: £12.50 (no booking fee when booked directly through the Borde Hill website)

Open Air Opera - Tosca

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

23rd July 2021, 19:30 - 22:30

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

Tosca is a must see for both newcomers and aficionados. Beautiful and breathtaking arias and rousing musical moments in Puccini’s magnificent score which flows like the incidental music to a film – introducing and reinforcing dramatic events. This new production is set in Rome in the 1940’s and brings to light all of the tragedies that happen in relationships during a world of conflict. The performance will be sung in English.

Tickets:
Adult: £30.00
Child: £10.00 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £95.00
Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only

Open Air Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

24th July 2021, 19:00 - 22:00

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description: Probably the most perfect and popular opera. A day in the life of Figaro... a joyful farce in which we witness the foibles and intrigues used to reveal the indiscretions of a philandering nobleman, Count Almaviva. Some of Mozart’s most sublime music features in this bittersweet yet uplifting comedy. Opera Brava’s new production with an International cast and set in the Eighteenth Century will delight and enlighten you in this glorious production. World class singing from Britain’s outstanding touring opera company. The performance will be sung in English.

Tickets (booking essential)
Adult: £30
Child: £10 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 x Adult Tickets plus Picnic for 2): £95

Doors open at 6.30pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.00pm. Bring a chair and a picnic. Assistance dogs only.

Children’s Outdoor Theatre: David Walliams' 'Mr Stink'

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

13th August 2021, 17:30 - 19:30

David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink is coming to Borde Hill Garden with an open air theatre production staged by Heartbreak Productions.

Description:
You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink. One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb and the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess. Chloe’s curiosity and kindness pave the way for this extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed.

Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

Performed on the South Lawn against the 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.
Running time: 2 hours

Booking essential

Tickets: Adults: £12, Children: £10 (3-16 years old), Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £39
Includes entry to the Garden and Adventure Playground from 3.00pm (if arriving before 3.00pm, normal Garden admission charges apply). Access to the performance area from 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
Age 7+

We are unable to offer refunds for this production

Music & Movie Night – Rocketman

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

20th August 2021, 18:00 - 22:45

A summer evening of live music and movie magic under the stars...

Enjoy exclusive access to the Garden from 6pm, followed by live music and open air cinema on the South Lawn, set against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion. A selection of pop-up food stalls will offer tempting tasty bites, drinks and ice-creams – all you need for a great night out.

Don’t forget to bring a deckchair, or book a Premium Ticket which includes a deckchair and blanket ready for you at the front of the screening area.

The Music: TBC – 7.00pm
Get rocking and a rolling as the evening kicks off with live music in the Garden. Check back for details.

The Movie: Rocketman (15) – starts at 8.45pm, run time 2 hrs
Join us for the incredible hit movie Rocketman. An epic musical fantasy, this multi-award-winning tale follows the fantastical journey of transformation of shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. The BAFTA-winning Taron Egerton is incredible as the world-famous music star, and the songs and stunning visuals lift the story into the stratosphere!

Tickets (advance booking required)
Adult: £20.00
Child: £12.50
Premium: £25.00 (includes a deckchair and blanket at the front of the screening area)

Itinerary
6.00pm – Gates open (explore the Garden at leisure)
7.00pm – Live Music
8.45pm – Film starts (approx. running time 2hr)
10.45pm – Close

Music & Movie Night – The Greatest Showman

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

21st August 2021 - 5th March 2021

A summer evening of live music and movie magic under the stars
Enjoy exclusive access to the Garden from 6pm, followed by live music and open air cinema on the South Lawn, set against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion. A selection of pop-up food stalls will offer tempting tasty bites, drinks and ice-creams – all you need for a great night out.

Don’t forget to bring a deckchair, or book a Premium Ticket which includes a deckchair and blanket ready for you at the front of the screening area.

The Music: TBC – 7.00pm
Get rocking and a rolling as the evening kicks off with live music in the Garden. Check back for details.

The Movie: The Greatest Showman (PG) – starts at 8.45pm, run time 1hr 45mins
Roll up, roll up for the ultimate open-air cinema favourite, The Greatest Showman. Get ready to experience the dazzling sights and sounds of the fantastic family musical on our outdoor big screen, and sing along to all those huge hits, including ‘The Greatest Show’, ‘Never Enough’, ‘Re-write The Stars’, ‘From Now On’ and of course ‘This Is Me’. A perfect film to enjoy under a moonlit sky.

Tickets (advance booking required)
Adult: £20.00
Child: £12.50
Premium: £25.00 (includes a deckchair and blanket at the front of the screening area)

Itinerary
6.00pm – Gates open (explore the Garden at leisure)
7.00pm – Live Music
8.45pm – Film starts (approx. running time 1hr 45mins)
10.30pm – Close