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Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP, England
+44 1444 450326
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Pleasant Halloween Event

I visited Borde Hill Gardens, with my family, during the October half term, for their Halloween... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Dee F
A marvellous group visit.

A lovely location with gardens to match and very interesting sculptures. 54 of us made a visit... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
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A Great English Garden of rare plants and stunning landscapes make Borde Hill the perfect day out for horticultural enthusiasts, country lovers and families. Tranquil outdoor ' rooms' include the Azalea Ring and Rhododendron gardens, fragrant Rose Garden and scenic Italian Garden, plus subtropical dells and ruins. Woodland walks, adventure playground and events throughout the season. See website for details.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP, England
+44 1444 450326
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I visited Borde Hill Gardens, with my family, during the October half term, for their Halloween event week. It was our first visit to the gardens, so we had been unsure of what to expect before we arrived. The day that we visited, the owls...More

1  Thank Dee F
BordeHill, Visitor Services Manager at Borde Hill Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Dear Dee F, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We value all feedback and I’m delighted to hear that your family enjoyed our Halloween activities and had a chance to hold the owls, which were certainly popular with our visitors this...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

A lovely location with gardens to match and very interesting sculptures. 54 of us made a visit under their special group package that included a fantastic two course lunch with a glass of wine. The group were surprised at the quantity and quality of the...More

Thank Linda_doreen_hubbard
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We went here to the gardens followed by a cup of tea at the cafe on a warm autumn afternoon. Beautiful spot, not overly manicured which is a good thing. We'll worth a visit.

Thank DrBob625
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Driving past this magnificent structure it is difficult to appreciate the skill and labour that went into the detail and construction of this railway viaduct. Awesome!!!

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a garden with great potential that is unfortunately unmet. The basic layout is good, but a few expensive foci have come at the expense of maintenance. The overall impression is a combination of fainted glory with some nouveau riche bragging thrown in.

2  Thank RichardTol
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a smaller garden than some of its National Trust neighbours, but delightfully maintained and with innovative use of eventing and garden sculptures, particularly targeted at children, for instance, Alice in Wonderland's tea party.

Thank Snue5
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We came here partly because dogs are allowed to come too, which is very helpful when you can't leave your dog for a long time. Gardens are pretty and uncrowded. Tea room expensive for what you get and long wait. Very pleasant staff. A nice...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We hadn't visited Borde Hill for quite a few years - why ever not, we now ask. What we noticed is how established the planting now is and how much additional land is being used. The gardens, even on a rainy day, are a sheer...More

Thank KevinHorlock
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Ticks all the boxes for a lovely day out. Beautiful gardens with an interesting and varied tree collection, lovely Cafe Elvira next to the site or tea shop in the grounds, a small nursery, gift shop and arts gallery in the car park. Heaven. The...More

Thank JaneChurchBrighton
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Borde Hill is small enough that you could visit the gardens for a couple of hours for a walk around and a stop for afternoon tea or you could bring a picnic and take a little more time. There were sculptures all around the gardens...More

Thank Smaske1
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Sue M
6 July 2017|
Response from EstherHosking | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know. Give them a ring maybe.
9 July 2016|
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Response from ChrisCJ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know but there do seem to be some woodland walks.
8 June 2015|
Response from Aj C |
Simplest way is to go along the A264 East and join the M23 at Pease Pottage (Southbound towards Brighton) then after it becomes the A23 take the exit Left onto the B2115 towards Cuckfield and follow the brown tourist board... More