Winter in the library

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We’ll be exploring themes taken from Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West’s 11,000 books and discuss how these books give us a deeper understanding of living and working at Sissinghurst. Each session will follow a different theme and we strongly encourage any questions or curiosities that you may have.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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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
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
These sessions will take place inside the library.
Accessibility
There is a step into the library.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 February 2020 11:15 - 13:15 Available
3 March 2020 13:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Half Term Bird Trail

Mon 24 Feb 2020
11:00-15:15
Get your wellies at the ready to discover the estate with our bird trail this February half term. You'll be given a map at visitor reception to help you find each of the activity areas.

International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition

Mon 24 Feb 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 25 Feb 2020
11:15-13:15
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.

Winter weekend garden opening

Sat 29 Feb 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.

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.

Head Gardener Walk

Sat 14 Mar 2020
09:45-12:00
Join our Head Gardener Michelle Cain for an exclusive tour of the garden before we open to visitors. Find out all about the work that we've been doing this year and what's in store for the garden in the new year.