Spring at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Early morning light in the lime walk at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Spring sees lots of changes here at Sissinghurst. The garden is fully open from Saturday 7 March which makes for a great time 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

The Library

It's not just outside though that you can enjoy though, as the library will also follow suit and be opening to all on Saturday 7 March. The house team have been hard at work conserving our vast collection and making vital improvements to our indoor spaces, take a look inside the library from 7 March to see some of Vita and Harold's most prized possesions.

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
Timperley Early Rhubarb on the veg plot

Rich pickings at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Read on to find out more about our veg plot. Spring sees the vegetable garden take on a new form.

Upcoming events

Summer Family Fun at Sissinghurst

Thu 11 Aug 2022
10:00-17:30
Explore Sissinghurst with your family this summer with our selection of free trails throughout the summer holidays (23 July - 31 August).

'Another World Than This' -Charlotte Smithson

Thu 11 Aug 2022
11:00-17:30
This summer, Sissinghurst will host a specially-commissioned art installation by Charlotte Smithson, a Manchester-based artist whose work blends design, craft and botany.

Nature Indoors at Sissinghurst: ‘A flowerless room is a soul-less room’

Thu 11 Aug 2022
11:00-17:30
Nature Indoors at Sissinghurst: ‘A flowerless room is a soul-less room’ - Our new exhibition explores Vita and Harold's love off the botanical not only in their garden but within their living space as well.

Morning Garden Tours

Wed 17 Aug 2022
09:30-11:00
Join us at Sissinghurst Castle Garden for a volunteer led Morning Garden Tour.

James Basson – Hot Gardening

Tue 23 Aug 2022
17:30-18:45
James Basson joins us for 'The Sissinghurst Series' to discuss 'Hot Gardening', touching on the Mediterranean landscapes, lessons he has learnt overtime, and developing his gardening practice.

Mason Mile at Sissinghurst

Fri 26 Aug 2022
14:00-16:00
We have partnered with non-profit organisation Mason Mile to offer everyone the opportunity to do 'Your Mile, Your Way'.