"These mild gentlemen and women who invade one's garden after putting their silver token into the bowl...are some of the people I most gladly welcome and salute."
- Vita Sackville-West

Sissinghurst Garden is a National Trust property in the Weald of Kent, near Cranbrook, Goudhurst and Tenterden. The property was in a state of decline until it was purchased by Vita Sackville-West & Harold Nicolson in 1930. They designed and created the beautiful gardens which remain close to the original design today.

In 1938, the gardens were opened to the public for a small entrance fee. Walls and hedges separate the different "garden rooms" around the property. There is a fantastic overview from the tower where Sackville-West had her library. 

The gardens were donated to the National Trust in 1967 after the death of Harold Nicolson.

Mr PGC has visited Sissinghurst three times:

  1. A Sunny Day in July, 2002

  2. A Rainy Day in July, 2003

  3. A Sunny Day in May, 2004

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