Spring at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Daffodils out in the orchard during spring

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.  

A view of the tower from the orchard during spring
A view of the tower from the orchard during spring
A view of the tower from the orchard during spring

Easter Holidays

This year we have lots planned for the Easter break. The ever popular Cadbury Easter egg hunt returns for another year, taking place between Friday 19 - Monday 22 April, 11am-3.30pm, £3 per person. From Saturday 6 April we'll be turning the Oast 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. 

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

Early bird walk

Sat 06 Apr 2019
07:00-11:00
Well worth the early start, a great opportunity to see and hear the many species of birds with our guided estate walk, and don't forget those walking boots and binoculars. After the walk you can warm up with a breakfast treat in the restaurant.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Fri 19 Apr 2019
11:00-15:00
Take part in the Easter fun this spring with our Cadbury easter egg hunts. Take a stroll through the estate in our nature themed hunt to earn your chocolaty prize.

Bluebell and wildflower walk

Fri 26 Apr 2019
14:00-16:00
Take a guided walk of the estate with our ranger team and enjoy the sight and high scent of this colourful season.