Is history your thing? Then we need you
'I've been a volunteer at Sissinghurst since the summer of 2009; a relatively short time in comparison to many of the volunteers who have been coming for much longer.
I had visited Sissinghurst Castle many times and always enjoyed its atmosphere and the beauty of its garden. Because it's so famous as a garden I assumed that there would be no shortage of volunteers and a prospective one would need to have a gardening or historical background. I was very pleasantly surprised that neither of these attributes were needed but enthusiasm and a willingness to learn was essential.
I quickly found that the volunteers at Sissinghurst Castle are a friendly and helpful lot and I soon learned about the garden, the castle and their history. I work as a steward in the library and the tower, with strolls around the garden from time to time. This year however I started on an exciting new venture with five other volunteer colleagues; giving introductory talks to visitors before they go into the garden.'
Lots to get stuck into...
Join our team of fun and active vegetable garden volunteers, growing, tending and sharing stories...
Breathe deep and get some good old fashioned exercise on the estate as a volunteer ranger.
Share wonderrful stories about the rich history of this fascinating place as a room steward.
Be a part of something special and join our team of fantastic volunteer administrators in our off...
Vegetable garden volunteering at Sissinghurst
Karen Hickey had spent much of her working life in offices. Here's her fascinating story about how she became involved with our work at Sissinghurst Castle and how it changed her life forever.