Borde Hill

"One of the country's truly great gardens".

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

Borde Hill Garden
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Borde Hill combines outstanding vistas with tranquil outdoor garden rooms.

The Garden is set within 383 acres of Grade II* heritage listed landscape in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with stunning views of the Ouse Valley Viaduct and across the High Weald. Steeped in history, the Elizabethan Mansion House is a beautiful backdrop to our formal 17-acre Garden, where you can lose yourself in the tranquillity of 13 outdoor ‘Garden rooms,’ each with a distinctive character and planting style, from the Azalea Ring, tranquil Italian Garden and stunning Rose Garden.

Plants have been in our DNA since 1598 when Stephen Borde, the grandson of Henry VIII’s private herbalist and physician Andrew Borde, rebuilt the picturesque Elizabethan Mansion House at the core of our Estate.

Centuries later in 1893, Colonel Stephenson R Clarke sponsored the Great Plant Hunters on expeditions to all four corners of the world. The result is our beautiful heritage Garden and Grounds, which feature one of the largest collections of privately owned champion trees in the country.

Come and experience the joyous balance of nature and immerse yourself in the beauty of our Estate. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from Woodland walks and family-friendly events throughout the season, to the children’s playground with an exhilarating zip-wire, and locally sourced delicious food and drink at our café.

However you want to immerse yourself in nature, there’s no better place to do it than surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of Borde Hill.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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11 February to 31 October 2023.

10am – 5pm, daily.

Last admission one hour before closing.
Woodland closed for the winter from Monday 11th September.



This property offers free access to Historic Houses members during normal opening hours. Visitors can pre-book their admission timeslot in advance at where there is a dropdown option for Historic Houses members. Please enter your membership number on the next screen and show your card on arrival.

There are also a number of membership options for the Gardens, which are all full listed on the Borde Hill website.

Day Admission:
Adult– £11.50
Concession – £11.00
Child (aged 3-16) – £8.00
Child under 3 – Free
Carer – Free

A £1 online discount for Day Tickets booked 24 hours in advance at

Family Day Tickets and Season Tickets are available.

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Group Visits

Discounted Group Rate of £8.95 per person (15+ people). Garden tours are available for pre-booked groups, as well as bespoke catering options. Full details can be found on the Borde Hill website.

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  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
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Getting here

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

1½ miles north of Haywards Heath on Borde Hill Lane. 20 minutes from Brighton and Gatwick on the M23 via junction 10a.

Direct trains from London Bridge or Victoria to Haywards Heath (45 mins). Taxis at station 1.5 miles away.

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