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 few gardens that look at their best during the start of the season. Delos and the limewalk are amongst the highlights at this time of year, Delos which was an inspiration from Vita's travels to Greece is a sight of low shrubbery and exotic planting.

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

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 surronding fields. 

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

A carpet of bluebells in the spring
A bed of bluebells in a National Trust woodland
A carpet of bluebells in the spring

Upcoming events

Gardening Women

Sun 23 Sep 2018
11:00-17:00
This exhibition, co-curated by Dr Catherine Horwood, using her book, Gardening Women, explores how gardening became a profession for women.

Early bird walk

Sat 06 Oct 2018
07:00-09:00
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.

Beatrix Potter's Garden

Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00-17:00
An exhibition exploring the inspirations of the world famous author of the original Peter Rabbit Books ™ with items on loan from the Frederick Warne Archive.

Festive Market

Sat 24 Nov 2018
10:30-15:00
Kick start your Christmas shopping at Sissinghurst this November with our festive market returning on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November between 10.30am and 3pm.

Christmas lunches

Sat 01 Dec 2018
12:00-14:30
Treat yourself to a Christmas lunch after a walk or tour or taking a look at our exhibitions.