>> Castle gardens TROY Scott Smith, the Head Gardener at Sissinghurst Castle
in Kent, will speak at the next meeting of the Abergele Garden Society on Monday, May 13.
One of Jekyll's admirers was Vita Sackville-West, whose renowned garden at Sissinghurst Castle
, south of London, includes a white garden aped in private gardens around the world.
Perhaps the most famous of these gardens is the one at Sissinghurst Castle
, home of writer and diplomat Harold Nicolson and his wife Vita Sackville-West, an excellent writer and the inspiration for the protagonist of Woolf's novel Orlando.
The picture was taken at Sissinghurst Castle
Garden in Alan's home county of Kent in September 2015.
Thanks to Vita's horticultural skills, writes Juliet, the garden at Sissinghurst Castle
became "one of the most famous, most visited, most copied and most loved gardens in the world."
The head gardener at Sissinghurst Castle
in Kent will talk about his vision for Sissinghurst, seeking to recapture the romance and quality of the wonderful garden.
Visit to Sissinghurst Castle
Garden, Borde Hill Garden & Sheffield Park & Garden ?
WORK UP A THIRST: It is a 30-minute drive to the beaches of Camber Sands while the National Trust's Sissinghurst Castle
is 20 minutes away.
Great Gardens of Sussex & Kent 4 days from PS299, 6 May, 26 Aug & 9 Sept 2016 Price Includes Private coach travel from your local area Three nights' stay with three course evening meal & cooked breakfast Visit to Sissinghurst Castle
Garden, Borde Hill Garden & Sheffield Park & Garden Visit to Tunbridge Wells Entrance to Great Dixter House & Gardens & Nymans* *Please note: For the 26 August 2016 departure, our visit to Nymans will be replaced with High Beeches.
Price Includes z Private coach travel from your local area z Three nights' stay with three course evening meal & cooked breakfast z Visit to Sissinghurst Castle
Garden, Borde Hill Garden & Sheffield Park & Garden z Visit to Tunbridge Wells z Entrance to Great Dixter House & Gardens & Nymans* *Please note: For the 26 August 2016 departure, our visit to Nymans will be replaced with High Beeches.
National Trust property Sissinghurst Castle
and Gardens is just three miles away.
With a large natural swimming pond and writers' retreat, it features a two-storey, oak-framed building inspired by the writing room of poet Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst Castle
in Kent, a swimming pond edged with water-loving plants, a woodland of river birches, acacias and acers, and a garden with tumbling roses and peonies in a palette of greens, punctuated by soft pinks, lavender blues and creams, and a touch of orange.