Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Wednesday September 25th - £37

Vita envisaged the Rose Garden as a 'tumble of roses and honeysuckle, figs and vines'. Whereas Harold's keenness for strict geometry is evident in the circular shaped hedge, or Rondel, at the west end of the garden

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Itinerary

A sixteenth century tower, and other buildings, with the most famous twentieth century garden in England.

Sissinghurst garden is a prime example of the Arts and Crafts style. The garden was made on the site of a medieval manor and some structures survive. Harold Nicolson, a diplomat and author, laid down the main lines of the Sissinghurst design in the 1930s.

Vita Sackville-West, a poet, a garden writer and Harold's wife, took responsibility for the planting at Sissinghurst garden. She worked as an 'artist-gardener'. Her planting design was brilliant. The historical importance of Sissinghurst Castle Garden comes from its role in transmitting Gertrude Jekyll's design philosophy to a host of visitors.

The most famous and influential feature of Sissinghurst is the White Garden. It exemplified and popularised Jekyll's idea of using colour themes in planting design.

Please note:
The above timings and information are subject to traffic conditions and we reserve the right to make any changes necessary without prior notification.
Coaches for our Day Trips will be in either 'Motts' or 'Crusader' Livery.

Date Duration Pickup Points    
25/09/2019 1 Day Book Now