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: [ Summer Saunter, Borde Hill Gardens,  July - 2021] :::

Photos by Bozi Mohacek.


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The SVVS SUMMER SAUNTER is non-competitive run into the countryside organised excellently as usual by our Hon Sec Malcolm Bailey and his wife Sheena. The start and the destination is different every year. This year the start was Priory Farm in Nutfield where the welcome was organised by Tony Tester, while Malcolm went straight to the finish which was at the Borde Hill Estate, just north of Hayward's Heath, - a 17 miles run which took about a half an hour along minor roads and through same of the loveliest Surrey and Surrey countryside. 26 cars parked up at Borde Hill Gardens.

The original Tudor 'Borde Hill House'  in West Sussex was built in 1598 by Sir Stephen Borde, a physician whose initials SB and 1598 appear above the west porch. The Borde Hill Gardens in their current state originate from 1893 when Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke purchased the Borde Hill estate and started laying out the gardens and the woodlands. The gardens feature internationally recognised collection of rare shrubs and magnificent trees which had been gathered from across the world by various plant hunters during the 40 year tenure of Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke, He further developed the gardens during the 20th century. The current custodians, Eleni and Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, added the Jay Robins Rose Garden which is based on the original 1902 design found in a Country Life magazine and named after their daughter Jay, It was designed by RHS gold-medalist Robin Williams in 1995. Beyond the garden are extensive woodlands and parkland which provides areas for further exploration and dog-walking. Borde Hill also features sculpture exhibitions, music events and Opera!  It has a Restaurant and can provide wedding or event facilities.
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The Summer Saunter Started at Priory Farm in Nutfield where the keen bunch arrived early and were greeted by the SVVS sail banner and shepherded by Tony Tester who took the following photographs. Enforced by a cup of coffee and using a very simplified route map prepared by Malcolm Bailey  they set off on their 17 mile trip to Boarde Hill. The uncompetitive journey of some 17 miles took about a half an hour along minor roads through same of the loveliest Surrey and Sussex countryside.   




 

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