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 - 7 March - 31 Oct
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.95 £14.50
Child £8.00 £7.25
Family £39.90 £36.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.10
Winter - 1 Nov - 6 March
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.45 £10.40
Child £5.75 £5.20
Family £28.60 £26.00
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 £4 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
25 January 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 January 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
15 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 March 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Winter weekend garden opening

Sat 25 Jan 2020
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.

International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition

Sat 25 Jan 2020
11:00-16:00
To add a bit of colour to winter, we will be hosting some of the best garden, plant and landscape photography from amateur and professional photographers across the globe.

Winter in the library

Tue 28 Jan 2020
13:00-15:00
Over winter our House and Collections team will be opening the Long Library for drop-in sessions to share rarely seen books, photographs and objects from our collection.

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.

Woodsman Walk

Sat 07 Mar 2020
09:30-13:00
Join our ranger for a tour of our woodland where you can explore the work that goes into woodland management. Includes lunch in the restaurant.