Another English Country Garden

The garden at Sissinghurst, in Kent was created in the 1930’s by Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold Nicolson. Now a National Trust property, it is looked after by a large team of gardeners and is divided into ‘rooms’, each with a different style, planting scheme colour theme. Here are some photos, I have masses of flower shots but for now I’ll show you general views of the garden.

This style of planter was new to me, very effective
This style of planter was new to me, very effective
An abundance of blooms in every direction
An abundance of blooms in every direction
A rosy corner
A rosy corner
The boat house in the background
The boat house in the background
Box hedge flower beds in the white garden
Box hedge flower beds in the white garden
A nice feature
A nice feature
The tower, up we go!
The tower, up we go!
And here is the view from the top.
And here is the view from the top.
A band playing on the lawn in the distance
A band playing on the lawn in the distance
The top of the Oast house in the distance
The top of the Oast house in the distance
A view of the garden 'rooms'.
A view of the garden ‘rooms’.

Sissinghurst was beautiful, it totally lived up to my expectations. There were a good few plants I’ve rarely or never seen, and many dark purple flowers which are my favourites. It was the last day of my holiday and I was suffering from garden burn out, they were all running into one, but I hope you like this little glimpse.

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33 thoughts on “Another English Country Garden

  1. Harold’s biography of Vita inspired my teenage imagination, so this wonderful garden has been a pinup – your photo essay highlights just why it’s so admired and the tower, orchestra and views amplify its romance. Gorgeous, Gilly. But tell me, what are those pointed white caps? πŸ™‚

      1. Really? I have never been to Nyman’s either. Thinking now that maybe we should ‘pop’ in on the way home after our week in Kent.

    1. It’s in West Sussex, near Haywards Heath. I’ve been to loads of gardens, national trust or others and it’s my favourite by miles 😊 go if you get the chance!

      1. Aww, that would have been lovely, Jude πŸ™‚ I feel quite disoriented because I’m walking round the fortaleza at Sagres right now! A hint for my Monday walk πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
        We used to do little weekend breaks all the time at one point, Jude, and I loved it, even if the weather didn’t cooperate. That was before our ‘place in the sun’ and I guess you can’t have everything. πŸ™‚

      2. It’s all Novak now, isn’t it? The sun’s just come out and I’m going to snatch 10mins in the garden before it changes its mind πŸ™‚

      3. Sun playing hide and seek here today – hot when it’s out! Novak should have won this by now – I hope he scrapes through, but they are both playing superbly!

  2. I see what you mean about sharing my love of flowers – I am going to have to have a wander through your blog now Gilly. When were you at Sissinghurst? I have a post on the garden too: http://wp.me/p3jVw4-qx
    and will more than likely visit next week as we are going to be in Kent for a few days (Canterbury then the Weald of Kent). Thinking of Bateman’s, Great Dixter, Pashley Manor too – or would you recommend other places?
    Thanks for the follow ❀
    Jude xx

    1. This isn’t my area but I went to Great Dixter many years ago when Christopher Lloyd was still alive, it was stunning!I was at Sissinghurst last month πŸ™‚

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