Thursday, 9 August 2018


Borde Hill (near Haywards Heath) is a stunningly beautiful and botanically rich heritage Garden, set within over 200 acres of traditional parkland. It captivates and delights visitors with a series of intimate ‘living garden rooms’, fine woodland, parkland, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald.

For over 100 years the Garden has evolved with seasonal colour and interest to complement the original plantings of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias. The Rose Garden and herbaceous borders add a blaze of colour in the summer, while the sub-tropical Dells offer an air of exotic mystery, and sheltered areas within the mature landscape reveal unexpected delights in every corner.

Of particular interest at the moment is the Emmenopterys Heny1 Tree from China which was grown from seed at Borde Hill. It is now (August 2018) in flower which is a very rare treat. It is understood that BBC Gardeners World have recently visited to film the tree in all its floral delight.

On our late morning visit the gardens were comfortably busy. There is lots to see, and pleasant eateries so you can be refreshed. Click here for the Borde Garden web site.

The House at Borde Hill

Emmenopterys Heny1

The flower of Emmenopterys Heny1

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