Borde Hill Garden
HAYWARDS HEATH, WEST SUSSEX
This glorious garden flows into linked garden rooms, boasting their own distinctive character and style, with spring flowering rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias and many champion trees. The Rose and Italian Gardens with the herbaceous borders provide colour for summer and into autumn. Set in 200 acres of parkland with panoramic views, woodland and lakeside walks. There is also an adventure playground for children, as well as a picnic area. Events held throughout the year.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Formal garden has hard paths and gentle slopes
- Facilities: Wheelchairs available, accessibility map
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 19 Mar-1 Oct, daily 10-5 or dusk if earlier; 20-31 Oct for halloween
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About the area
Discover West Sussex
Divided from East Sussex back in 1888, West Sussex is so typically English that to walk through its landscape will feel like a walk through the whole country. Within its boundaries lies a wide variety of landscape and coastal scenery, but it is the spacious and open South Downs with which the county is most closely associated.
In terms of walking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Studying the map reveals a multitude of routes – many of them to be found within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park – and an assortment of scenic long-distance trails leading towards distant horizons; all of them offer a perfect way to get to the heart of ‘Sussex by the sea,’ as it has long been known. If you enjoy cycling with the salty tang of the sea for company, try the ride between Chichester and West Wittering. You can vary the return journey by taking the Itchenor ferry to Bosham.
West Sussex is renowned for its many pretty towns, of course. Notably, there is Arundel, littered with period buildings and dominated by the castle, the family home of the Duke of Norfolk, that dates back nearly 1,000 years.
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