Spring at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

View from the Nuttery at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Spring sees lots of changes here at Sissinghurst, with the garden being fully open to enjoy the clusters of daffodils in the orchard as well as an array of colour around the estate

In the garden

Spring sees the start of the early season bloom, and we're lucky enough here at Sissinghurst to have a flurry of early season colour in some areas of the garden, one of those spaces being the Lime Walk. 

The Lime Walk is lined by a gallery of lime trees and is always looking at it's finest during this time of the year, and with some colourful low level planting in the borders it makes for a great sight during the spring months. 

Take a walk down lime walk in March for a taste of Spring
Take a walk down lime walk in March for a taste of Spring
Take a walk down lime walk in March for a taste of Spring

Another sight not to miss during spring is our orchard which will be brimming with daffodils and crocuses. The orchard sits within the garden and is framed by the moat, a great spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the view.  

The orchard in April
The orchard in April
The orchard in April

For young explorers

We'll be turning the oast house into a nature themed play area, with lots of ranger and veg gardener activities as well as wild arts and crafts for all the family to enjoy. Make your way to visitor reception when you arrive to find out more about what's on during your visit.

Around the estate

It's not just the garden that gets a coating of spring colour at Sissinghurst, there's also our 450 acre estate which comes to life during this time of year. Crocuses and daffodils start the season off in a flurry, dotted around the vast woodland and in the surrounding fields. 

Late April sees the bluebells come into their own, with  splatters of colour on the ground creating a carpet of purple amongst the trees. 

Early morning light on the estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent, with sheep grazing placidly
Early morning light on the estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent, with sheep grazing placidly
Early morning light on the estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent, with sheep grazing placidly

Upcoming events

Nature Activity Hub

Wed 18 Sep 2019
11:00-17:00
There's lots of family fun during the summer holidays at Sissinghurst.

Sissinghurst Photographic Award

Wed 18 Sep 2019
11:00-17:30
International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) and National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle Garden have partnered to offer a new free-to-enter special award to celebrate the beauty of this world-renowned garden.

Early Bird Walk

Sat 05 Oct 2019
07:00-09:00
Join our ranger for an in depth guided walk where you'll be able to hear the unforgettable dawn chorus.

Sissinghurst Photographic Award Exhibition with IGPOTY

Fri 25 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
An exhibition of the best views and vistas capturing Sissinghurst in all its beauty entered into the Sissinghurst Photographic award in association with the International Garden Photographer of the Year.

Garden and Flower Photography Masterclass with Clive Nichols

Fri 01 Nov 2019
10:30-16:00
Improve your garden photography with expert tuition and guidance from one of Britain's top garden photographers in the setting of one of Britain's most famous gardens, Sissinghurst. Light lunch and refreshments included

Ramble and Roast

Sun 03 Nov 2019
10:30-14:00
Join our ranger for an autumnal ramble taking in the sights and sounds of the season before enjoying a two course roast lunch in the restaurant.