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Local Gardens

Borde Hill (15 minutes from Burgess Hill)
The Italian Garden at Borde HillBorde Hill boasts a beautiful formal garden and outstanding views across 200 acres of Grade 11* listed parkland and woodland. The garden is planted as 'distinctive rooms' and was described as 'One of the country's truly great gardens' by Country Life magazine. It also has a nationally important collection of shrubs and champion trees.

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High Beeches (20 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Image of High Beeches GardensHigh Beeches offers 27 acres of magnificent woodland and water gardens, full of rare, exotic and unusual plants. The Garden is a botanical treasure trove with RHS award winning plants, the national collection of Stewartia Trees and a beautiful natural wildflower meadow.

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Nymans (20 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Image of Nymans GardensOne of the loveliest Gardens of the Sussex Weald with a collection of rare and beautiful plants from all over the world, including breathtaking spring colour in the walled garden, an old fashioned rose garden and glorious summer borders. The romantic ruins of the family mansion, part destroyed by fire in 1947 can be seen and five of the remaining Messel family rooms are open. The wider estate offers woodland walks and a wild garden.

For more information please visit the National Trust website.


Sheffield Park (20 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Image of Sheffield Park GardenThis magnificent landscaped garden was laid out in the 18th Century by 'Capability' Brown and further developed in the early 20th Century. The centrepiece is the original four lakes and the garden colours change dramatically throughout the seasons.

Visitors can also explore the South Garden (265 acres) with it's stunning view across Sussex.  

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Wakehurst Place (25 minutes from Burgess Hill)
Image of Wakehurst Place
Open throughout the year, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The varied landscape is of international significance for its beautiful botanic gardens and tree collections, as well as for its science-based plant conservation and research. A feast for the senses, Wakehurst features natural woodland and lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house and the 21st-century architecture of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. Wakehurst marks an international conservation milestone in 2010, having conserved seeds from ten per cent of the world's plant species. For more information please visit



If you would like help planning your holiday or day out, contact Burgess Hill Tourist Information Centre at 96 Church Walk, telephone: 01444 247726, email: Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to help.

Every care has been taken in preparing this information, but you are advised to check the details with the organisations concerned to avoid any possible disappointment. None of these firms have been inspected by Burgess Hill Town Council and no recommendation is intended. Distances have been calculated using the AA Route Planner.