Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

 Part of my Birthday celebrations were visits to 
some of those gardens you're always hearing about.
This one is Sissinghurst, home to the writer Vita Sackville West. 
I will let the images do the talking.
More info below.

 




The infamous 'white garden'
as seen from the tower.






 Sissinghurst in Kent is now run by the National Trust,
you will find it open on most days.
The garden is open at 11, 
though you can get there earlier.
You will need at least 2 to 3 hours to fully enjoy all the gardens,
however you can pop in and out with your ticket
for refreshments or to sit on the lawn and soak it all in!
We climbed the stairs in the tower first to help
us get our bearings...and to locate the white garden!
I would suggest going in June to enjoy the white garden at its best,
as the rose on the centre pergola was already over.
 I really enjoyed Sissinghurst.....
but not as much as Great Dixter..
next up!


10 comments:

  1. Stunning Clare! And so inspirational! A true English garden!

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  2. Love your blog! This is one of my favorite gardens in England. My husband has transformed our Texas yard with a White garden and a Knot Garden. So much inspiration from Sissinghurst!

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  3. Gorgeous photos - looking forward to your next trip too.

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  4. so beautiful, and perfect weather for it :-)

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  5. What a gorgeous garden! The tower is soooo tall....and rather skinny. I am curious about the red flowers. They look like cone flowers , but I have never seen a red cone flower. White, pink and yellow but not red. Looks so lovely Clare!

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  6. Ooh really want to go there but Great Dixter is brilliant - been there!

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  7. Wow, I bet you got goosebumps going there. Somewhere so very special for garden lovers.
    Lisa x

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  8. Really beautiful shots.....I read about this place in Susan Branches book......it looks really charming ! X

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  9. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Sissinghurst Clare, it is lovely to see all your photos from earlier in the summer having just visited myself last week! Already the White Garden is past its best, I think you saw it in all its glory, but other parts of the garden had come into their own when we were there, and it is beautiful anytime of year I would imagine.
    I've been sharing a few Sissinghurst photos in my last few posts, and will be doing one soon with the remainder.
    Gill xx

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