Famous garden at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

The gardens in July at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent

The garden at Sissinghurst is the magical creation of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson who moved here in 1930.

Together they transformed the ruins of an Elizabethan mansion and its surroundings into one of the most famous gardens in the world.
Designed as a series of garden ‘rooms’, each filled with different planting schemes, they include the ancient nuttery, carpeted with woodland plants in spring, the Purple Border, the Herb Garden, the Lime Walk and the bold and bright Cottage Garden with its palette of hot colours and the White Garden, that’s inspired countless imitations.