Borde Hill Garden Festival

Nestled within the heritage-listed Garden in West Sussex, the new Borde Hill Garden Festival will showcase the best for home and garden.

Borde Hill Garden Festival

Borde Hill’s renowned collection of unusual plants and trees stand as a living testament to the daring Victorian-era plant hunters who scoured all four corners of the world to collect extraordinary specimens. According to the festival organisers, this spirit of adventure is infused throughout the event, bringing international flair, contemporary craftsmanship and sustainable living across the 40 artisans, specialist growers, and unique brands exhibiting in the festival tents and stalls.

Stallholders include (amongst others); Beth Chatto’s Plants & Gardens, Moore & Moore Plants, Woottens Plants, Pottertons Nursery, Niwaki, Sussex Willow and Priorswood Clematis.

Throughout the weekend, the festival will feature a series of fringe events, including a programme of engaging Festival Talks. Hosted by Garden Media Guild Co-Chair, writer and gardening podcaster, Mike Palmer will bring together some of today’s most exciting garden designers, experts, and creatives. Speakers include; Jinny Blom, Jo Thompson, Alasdair Moore and Errol Fernandes.

On the festival fringes, visitors can listen to inspiring talks by designer Cath Kidston, engage in demonstrations led by florists Bloom and Burn and Catherine Foxwell, to insightful tours of the Garden and expert gardening advice from the RHS. For families, the Kids Corner, will provide interactive activities and events for children.

Director Jay Goddard (née Stephenson Clarke), 5th generation Family custodian of Borde Hill, says: “Borde Hill Garden Festival is a hugely exciting new event which seeks to inspire all generations to embrace the wonderful world of nature, making it accessible for all. Join us to celebrate a global collection of the best brands, speakers and plants, while immersing yourself in the beauty of our Garden.”

The Borde Hill Garden Festival will take place on the 22nd June – 23rd June (10:00am – 5:00pm).