Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Important notice -

In line with government guidance some outdoor spaces are open along with the shop and plant shop. The Granary restaurant is open for limited refreshments. Please note bookings are for car park arrival, book in advance to guarantee admission.

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.

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden, granary restaurant offering a takeaway service only and estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden are open. Please be aware that some estate paths may close due to the recent heavy rainfall. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. You’ll need to book your tickets by 3.00pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Sissinghurst Castle Garden (3 May - 9 May)

Sun 09 May 2021
10:00-16:30
Book your timed entry to visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden.

Timed entry to Sissinghurst Castle Garden (10 May - 16 May)

Mon 10 May 2021
10:00-16:30
Book your timed entry to visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden.
View from the Nuttery at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

What to expect from your visit 

The garden, car park, restaurant offering takeaway only and toilet facilities are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing.

family walking among spring flowers

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 

This year's egg trail will encourage little eyes to look far and wide across the estate. Make friends with nature's crawliest critters and create a new home for them. There's also a chance to listen out for the sounds and songs of springtime. Runs 29 March to 12 April (whilst stocks last). See booking pages for times. £3 per trail.

A woodland filled with bluebells in the Spring

Bluebell woods  

Read on to find out more about the bluebells here at Sissinghurst and what makes them so important to the Kentish countryside.

A girl and her dog walking in the woods

Spring walks

Spring 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.

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 operating a takeout only service and is open daily serving a range of hot and cold drinks, sweet bakes, sandwiches, pasties, sausage rolls and ice-cream. Please comply with social distancing measures. Please note we can only accept card payment at this time. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

April shop display at Sissinghurst

Shopping at Sissinghurst  

Following the most recent government guidance we are excited to be opening the shop from 12 April.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

History

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