Sissinghurst Castle


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Sissinghurst Castle

(ˈsɪsɪŋhɜːst)
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(Named Buildings) a restored Elizabethan mansion near Cranbrook in Kent: noted for the gardens laid out in the 1930s by Victoria Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson
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I had wanted to go to Sissinghurst Castle for decades, ever since my first editor, Harry Ford, proudly gave me a copy of a memoir he was publishing, by the son of Sackville-West and Nicolson.
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.
It features a two-storey oak-framed building inspired by the writing room of poet Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst Castle, 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.
It was inspired by a famous garden in England, the white garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, a National Trust historic site.