Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Sissinghurst, England, United Kingdom

The Sissinghurst Castle Gardens are one of the most famous gardens in all of England, which is a massive feat in itself, since this is a country that takes its gardens seriously. The gardens were created in the 1930s by Vita Sackville-West, a poet and writer, along with her husband Harold Nicolson, an author and diplomat. Sackville-West was a writer of the famous “Bloomsbury Group”, but her greatest popularity came from weekly gardening columns.

The gardens are set out in a number of different “rooms” all which feature their own distinct layout and special theme and ambiance. They are set out among the ruins of an Elizabethan manor house, which was actually visited by Queen Elizabeth before falling into ruin for centuries.

Today the romantic gardens are a wonderful place to wander around and see beautiful Wealdan wildlife in the Kent countryside. The gardens have been under the patronage of the UK National Trust since 1967 and you can find them just one mile east of Sissinghurst village in Kent.


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