Friday, 1 March 2019

Step into Spring at Borde Hill Garden

Welcome to March at Borde Hill Garden, one of the Great Gardens of Sussex, where a winter of hard work now looks set to pay off.

This month marks the beginning of an exciting season for Borde Hill. Not only are signs of spring starting to emerge around every turn, but our brand-new Adventure Playground in the Garden will officially open to visitors on 25 th  March too – it has all sorts of brilliant climbing features to keep everyone amused, and even includes a zip wire, so do come and be one of the first to check it out. 

For head gardener Andy Stevens and his team (four full-time, one part-time, five volunteers and one trainee), this is the month where all the planting, mulching and essential winter maintenance will start to bear fruit. That’s because the daffodils will be out, and to accompany them on their triumphant return we will also see anemones, some of our beautiful magnolias, and a few early rhododendrons and camellias too. 

Out this month

Magnolias, Camellias, Daffodils, Anemones, Crocuses, Primroses, Rhododendrons

Looking ahead
April is no time to be blue, as Borde Hill will once again be carpeted in gorgeous bluebells, new camellias and magnolias will come into flower, and some of our amazing rhododendrons will also join the spring party. 

Come and spot the signs of spring while on the daily Easter Trail Adventure 6th -22ndApril, with plenty of seasonal surprises along the way, including crafting, puzzles, golden eggs… and of course a little bit of chocolate. 

On 25th April, Jim Gardiner, Vice President of the RHS, will be giving a ‘Shrubs for Seasonality Talk’, followed by a tour of the Garden. He will answer all your questions along the way, as well as offer plenty of tips for successful shrub growing, from 10.30am to 1.30pm.  Booking in advance is required

But to add to these returning favourites, we also have the 300 Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra', (commonly known as crown imperial), that were planted last October in our newly-designed Italian Garden. These should be just about ready to flower towards the end of the month, so do look out for their glorious orange/red bell-like flowers on your way around that part of the garden.

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