Thursday, 2 July 2020

A Summer of Music, Creativity & Fun

Enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air with plenty of space for social distancing this summer at Borde Hill Garden, where there is a fabulous event programme celebrating music, creativity and imagination throughout July, August and September. 

* From 18th July to 13th September, younger visitors will be able to explore The Garden of Imagination, a mystical story trail through the Garden and Woodland featuring fantasy creatures including unicorns, fairies, giants and a golden phoenix.  

* On selected Sundays in July, August and September (1-3pm) enjoy live music on the South Lawn. Bands include Brighton-based jazz and soul duo Melissa and Reece on 26 July, the toe-tapping rhythms of Brazil and Cuba with the Quinto Latin Trio on 16 August, and vintage jazz trio Three Penny Piece (above) on 30 August, reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

* From 1 August to 30 September, visitors can enjoy meandering through The Artist’s Garden, with around 30 artworks inspired by the beauty of nature and the countryside, from both established and up-and-coming artists. In addition to a great selection of garden sculptures in metal, stone, bronze resin and stained glass, the exhibition, kindly sponsored by local employer 1ST CENTRAL, will also include a number of paintings and smaller works displayed within the Green Tree Gallery.  An exhibition map will be provided with the majority of pieces available to purchase. (Watch this space for details of a large-scale Sculpture Exhibition to be held between May and October 2021 too!)

* On 13th September, the Plant Fairs Roadshow comes to Borde Hill, with a Specialist Plant Fair offering an exciting line-up of leading UK plant nurseries and a host of new and unusual plants to buy.

* And of course throughout July and August, visitors can experience the beauty of the Rose Garden at its peak, with 750 David Austin roses filling the air with a heavenly scent. The serenity of the Italian Garden is a fabulous place to relax too, with its striking water feature and fabulous views. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions tickets are limited and need to be pre-booked