Winter weekend garden opening

Winter opening of the garden kicks off from Saturday 2 November. The garden will be open every weekend throughout winter between 11am-4pm.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover the bare beauty of the garden in winter and the structure which provides the frame work for abundant planting later in the year every weekend. Sissinghurst is famous as the epitome of the English Garden; a result of the creative tension between the formal design of Harold Nicolson and the exuberant planting of Vita Sackville-West. Walk at your leisure around parts of the garden not normally open at this time of year to discover the structure and architecture at its best.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Prices

Whole property - 9 March - 31 Oct
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.20 £13.80
Child £7.60 £6.90
Family £37.95 £34.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.10
Winter - 1 Nov - 31 Dec
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.90 £9.90
Child £5.45 £4.95
Family £27.25 £24.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

There is a £3 parking charge for non National Trust members, NT members park free.

The basics

Suitability
Families welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Make your way to visitor reception for all tickets into the garden.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy footwear as the paths may become slippery when wet.
Accessibility
There is limited access around the garden with steps and narrow paths.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 January 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 January 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 January 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 January 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 January 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 January 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Email
sissinghurst@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01580 710700

Upcoming events

Sissinghurst Photographic Award Exhibition with IGPOTY

Fri 15 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
An exhibition of the best views and vistas capturing Sissinghurst in all its beauty entered into the Sissinghurst Photographic award in association with the International Garden Photographer of the Year.

Winter weekend garden opening

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Winter opening of the garden kicks off from Saturday 2 November. The garden will be open every weekend throughout winter between 11am-4pm.

Festive Market

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:30-15:00
The annual festive market is back for another year, taking place on Saturday 23 November and Sunday 24 November, read on to find out more.

Festive lunches

Mon 02 Dec 2019
12:00-14:30
Celebrate the festive period at Sissinghurst this December by booking in for a festive lunch between 2-23 December in the granary restaurant.

Wreath Making Workshop

Sun 08 Dec 2019
10:00-12:00
Join this workshop to make your festive, environmentally friendly wreath using foliage from the Sissinghurst garden and estate.

Hedge Laying Course

Sat 08 Feb 2020
09:30-16:00
Learn the art of hedge laying with this hands on course led by our Ranger team. Refreshments and lunch will be provided throughout the day.