More than 100 sculptures are now on display across Borde Hill Gardens in West Sussex as part of its summer events programme. 

Icarus by Nicola Godden at Borde Hill 2019

Source: John Glover

This sculpture is named Icarus, and was created by Nicola Godden.

The garden’s Sculpture Exhibition, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is one of the attraction’s biggest events this summer. 

The annual display, which is now open, sees the garden transformed into an outdoor gallery, with a diverse collection of sculptures to marvel at, and runs until 30th September.

There are more than 100 pieces of sculpture in stone, stained glass, ceramic, resin and metalwork across the 17-acre garden in Haywards Heath. 

What else is happening?

Throughout July and August, The Rose Garden will be filled with 750 David Austin roses, the Italian Garden will house pots planted with agapanthus and pelargoniums and the Paradise Walk & Mid Summer border features Kniphofias, astrantias, phlomis, phlomis, penstemons and geraniums.

The Sussex Gin Fest will be held on 13th July, welcoming gin lovers from across the UK, with demonstrations and live music and entertainment throughout the day.

Paradise Walk at Borde Hill Gardens

Source: John Glover

Explore a vast range of flowers in Paradise Walk.

Opera Brava will return to perform full length open-air productions of La Traviata on 26th July and The Barber of Seville on 27th July, against the backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

There will also be ‘Musical Picnics’ on 14th and 28th July and 11th and 25th August between 1 - 3pm, where groups are invited to bring their own picnic, sit back and watch live performances.

The performances will include:  

Booking information

Groups receive discounted garden entry if pre-booked and paid at least two weeks in advance.

Bespoke catering options for groups and joint offers can also be booked ahead of your visit.

To book, contact Borde Hill Garden on 01444 450326, or email

About Borde Hill Gardens

Borde Hill Gardens in Sussex was created in the early 1900s after plants were gathered by plant collectors from their travels to the Himalayas, China, Burma, Tasmania and the Andes.