Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Important notice -

We’re open and we no longer have a booking system in place. Please look at opening times for what’s open during your visit. If you’re looking to visit us at quieter times then please visit during weekdays and afternoons.

Historic, poetic, iconic; a refuge dedicated to beauty. Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and created a world renowned garden.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

What to expect from your visit

The garden, shop and plant shop, restaurant and coffee shop offering a reduced menu, estate, library and tower with limited capacity, are all currently open. You no longer need to book your visits to Sissinghurst.

Get a rare glimpse in to Harold Nicolson's book room in the South Cottage

The South Cottage at Sissinghurst Castle Garden  

Take a look inside the ground floor of the South Cottage which has long been the residence of writers.

Visitors enjoying an autumnal dog walk around the estate

Dog walking at Sissinghurst  

We love all things dogs here at Sissinghurst so you can be at ease when strolling through the estate in the company of other dog lovers. Read on to find out some useful information to help you enjoy your walks.

A girl and her dog walking in the woods

Summer walks

Summer is a great time to put on the walking shoes and take a stroll through the countryside. Some of our estate pathways are still recovering from the adverse weather this winter and so may be muddy in places. Please keep to the paths as best you can to help us conserve the delicate wildflowers that enhance the verges.

Bees on the entrance to their hive

BBC Radio 2's Big Bee Challenge  

Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem, which is why we're supporting BBC Radio 2's Big Bee Challenge this summer. Whilst the Big Bee Challenge competition has now closed, you can still get involved by taking part in bee-friendly activities, finding out which bees you can spot this summer and more.

Man with drone

Flying drones at our places 

Drones can be flown above our places only if special permission is given. Click here for information about the National Trust's policy on the use of drones.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

What refreshments are available?

Our Granary restaurant is open daily, serving a range of meals, hot and cold drinks, sweet bakes, sandwiches, pasties, sausage rolls and ice-cream to name a few. The Old Dairy coffee shop is also open as a take out option for light refreshments. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

The new May range in the shop

Shopping at Sissinghurst  

The shop and plant shop are open everyday between 10-5.30pm. Read on to find out more about shopping at Sissinghurst.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden


Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Our work

Our work

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Sissinghurst Castle Garden on the National Trust Collections website