Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2017

Sissinghurst Castle and Garden

                                                                  Dear readers,
yesterday we visited Sissinghurst, a castle and garden by the National Trust. I have heard a lot about famous  Sissinghurst and it was one of the gardens I was most excited about. I am sure most of you have heard about Sissinghurst and its famous creator Vita Sackville- West. Shortly before my travel I had read a biography about Vita and the garden and could´t wait to see it with my own eyes. We were very lucky as there are so many plants in bloom right now and it was even more beautiful than I had expected it to be. It is divided into several garden rooms. I read that The White Garden is the most famous one and while strolling through Sissinghurst I heard many people say that they love The White Garden the most. I personally liked The White Garden, but was more impressed by other garden rooms. Most of all I loved the rose garden and the purple border.
Hope you enjoy!

I love these lovely black boards with information on the garden, which can be found quite often at gardens by the National Trust. All this attention to detail-just lovely. 

I really appreciated that most of the plants were labeled as it is nice to not only  enjoy the garden, but  I also like getting to know new plants and having the opportunity to find plants that might suit my own garden.

Magnolia grandiflora

Isn´t this a beautiful combination? Just love it.

This is the cutting garden. Here they grow flowers for their lovely arrangements. 

The cottage garden in fiery colours.

The famous chair on which Harold Nicolson loved to sit.

The famous White Garden

The famous White Garden

Rosa mulliganii blooming on the pergola. Our tour guide told us that we were quite lucky to see this rose in flower at this time of the year as it usually blooms some weeks later in the year.

Such lovely arrangements can be found everywhere at Sissinghurst.

This  rose is called Sissinghurst Garden. When Vita and Harold bought Sissinghurst in the 1930s, the garden looked utterly neglected. However, Vita found a gallic a rose growing at Sissinghurst and failed at eradicating it, she cold it Sissinghurst Castle. Nowadays it is believed that Rosa Sissinghurst Castle might be "Rose des Maures", an old French gallica rose. 

The gardens from the tower

The gardens from the tower

Papaver somniferum

Papaver somniferum

Climber Colcestria

I was looking for rose Madame Alfred Carriere as this was the first rose planted by Vita in Sissinghurst. It was easy to spot because the gardeners arranged a lovely information black board right below it.

Rosa Variegata de Bologna

The nicely decorated shop

Even the bathroom was decorated so nicely. 

At the garden centre I bought one rose "Tour de Malakoff" for myself and a scented pelargonium for my mum.

Me too!


  1. Wow, you made a lot of pictures! It is a very inspirational garden, no atter how often you visit it. I am sure you will return one day! Thanks for sharing and be inspired! Groetjes Hetty

    1. Hi Hetty, yes it is so beautiful-I just could´t put my camera down.
      Best wishes,

  2. Good morning Lisa,
    What a beautiful garden that is. You've made a lot of photo's. You bring home beautiful memories.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Rosehugs Marijke


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