March 17th, 2017

An afternoon at Sissinghurst Castle and garden

Sissinghurst Castle and Garden is among the most famous gardens in England and is grade I listed
Elizabethan Tower
   
The garden was created in the 1930's by Vita Sackville-West, poet and gardening writer,
and her husband Harold Nicolson, author and diplomat
View from the top of the tower
 
 
Sissinghurst library contains over 11,000 books
Vita's garden book collection
   
Conservation work taking place at Sissinghurst library
 
Hogarth Press given to Vita by
Virginia Wolf in 1930
Max takes a walk around
Sissinghurst ponds
British saddlebacks
Gillian checks out the vegie garden
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
The garden produced 4.7 tonnes of vegetables last year
Layering compost and manure creates a no dig garden at Sissinghurst

 

Rhubarb
Beans
Chives
Brocolli
   
VS, Sissinghurst
Penny Farthing, Sissinghurst
St. Mary's Church, Frittenden
VS, Frittenden