Sissinghurst Castle Gardens
Vita Sackville-West, the poet and writer, began transforming Sissinghurst Castle in the 1930s with her diplomat and author husband, Harold Nicolson. Harold's architectural planning of the garden rooms, and the colourful, abundant planting in the gardens by Vita, reflect the romance and intimacy of her poems and writings.
Sissinghurst Castle Garden was the backdrop for a diverse history; from the astonishing time as a prison in the 1700s, to being a home to the women’s land army. It was also a family home to some fascinating people who lived here or came to stay. The National Trust has undertaken research to find out more about Vita and Harold's original design and are taking steps to recapture the vision that they had.
Don't miss the vast panoramic views from the top of the Tower, the working farm and the 450-acre wider estate.
Only 8 miles from Tenterden