I must confess that until a few weeks ago Borde Hill hadn’t featured on my garden visiting radar. But having visited the garden recently, as guests of Eleni Stephenson Clarke and her husband, Andrewjohn, I’m pleased to say it now very firmly is. What a special place indeed!
The couple have worked hard to put Borde Hill on the map, as one of the finest gardens and must-see destinations in West Sussex. Borde Hill lies just outside of Cuckfield in West Sussex. Splendid in every season, the gardens that surround the private residence are set in 200 acres of listed parkland and woodland.
The plants mainly originate from the Himalayas, China and the Andes, and date back to the 1900’s. In amongst the acres of land are some of the finest collections of shrubs and trees in England, making Borde Hill one of the most stunning gardens in the south.
If you love visiting gardens like me and Gary, then Borde Hill is a must. So here’s a review and summary of our day visiting the formal gardens that surround the property.