A Grade II* listed garden is to host its first festival.

Borde Hill near Haywards Heath, will welcome visitors to its gardens with 40 independent stalls offering home and garden wares.

Live music acts will perform to crowds on the garden’s South Lawn and there will be talks from leading garden designers and experts.

There will also be food and drink from some of Sussex’s best food vendors.

Food on offer includes wood-fired sourdough pizzas, Greek and Egyptian street food and botanical cocktails from the Dog and Duck bar in Brighton.

The Wiston Estate in Pulborough will be serving English sparkling wine amid the fragrant rose garden, where visitors will be surrounded by more than 750 David Austin and Gold Standard roses in a breathtaking display of 150 varieties at their peak.

The festival takes place on June 22 and 23.

Jay Goddard, the director of Borde Hill and fifth generation custodian of the gardens, said: “Borde Hill Garden Festival is a hugely exciting new event which seeks to inspire all generations to embrace the wonderful world of nature, making it accessible for all.

"Join us to celebrate a global collection of the best brands, speakers and plants, while immersing yourself in the beauty of our garden.”