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 from Saturday 7 March to enjoy the clusters of daffodils in the orchard as well as an array of colour around the estate

Lime Walk

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

The spring orchard

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

Spring is a great time of year to visit with the family, the estate starts to wake up with wild colour and wild sounds which are great fun to explore. There's also spring activities to try which you can pick up from visitor reception as you adventure through the estate. Over the Easter holidays we'll be turning the oast house into a nature area, with lots of ranger and veg gardener activities as well as wild arts and crafts for all the family to enjoy.

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

International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition

Mon 20 Jan 2020
11:00-16:00
To add a bit of colour to winter, we will be hosting some of the best garden, plant and landscape photography from amateur and professional photographers across the globe.

Winter in the library

Tue 21 Jan 2020
11:15-13:15
Over winter our House and Collections team will be opening the Long Library for drop-in sessions to share rarely seen books, photographs and objects from our collection.

Winter weekend garden opening

Sat 25 Jan 2020
11:00-16:00
Winter opening of the garden kicks off from Saturday 2 November. The garden will be open every weekend throughout winter between 11am-4pm.

Hedge Laying Course

Sat 08 Feb 2020
09:30-16:00
Learn the art of hedge laying with this hands on course led by our Ranger team. Refreshments and lunch will be provided throughout the day.

Woodsman Walk

Sat 07 Mar 2020
09:30-13:00
Join our ranger for a tour of our woodland where you can explore the work that goes into woodland management. Includes lunch in the restaurant.