Summer at Sissinghurst Castle Garden
The summer shines new light onto the garden and the estate, and with it comes a flurry of colour. The veg garden boasts some spectacular views across the low wealden landscape, and the oast house plays home to new exhibitions.
The summer garden
The garden has seasonal highlights so there's plenty to see nearly all year round, however summer is when the heavy hitters of the garden really come into their own. The rose garden has an abundence of colourful roses on display during June and July. At a similar time the iconic white garden is in full bloom with carpets of white high and low. The cottage garden has fiery golden colours throughout the summer, offering a different perspective on summer gardens.
Summer is a great time to take on one of our estate walks, with plenty of flora and fauna to see on your way round and far reaching views to enjoy. There's shorter and longer walks depending on how much time you have, our walks are great with your dog so please feel free to bring your canine friend along to join the adventure.
If you're visiting with your family and enjoy walking then we might have the thing for you. Our dragonfly trail map takes you around the lakes and has lots of fun activities for you and the family to try along the way, all you need to bring is some good walking boots and then pick up a leaflet from visitor reception.
We have a dedicated '50 things' area in the estate where you can try and tick off as many activites as you can during your visit. There's plenty more for families to try during a visit here, take a look below to see what else we have on offer.
There's few things better than enjoying a picnic on a fine summer's day, and we're lucky enough to have a great spot for just that. At the top of the veg garden there's plenty of benches and lots of room for you to while away the time, as well as a stretching vista across the wealden landscape.
We hold one of the Trust's largest 20th Century literature collections here at Sissinghurst, with nearly 11,000 books between the library, the south cottage and Vita Sackville-West's former writing room. If you're visiting the library you'll be able to see some of these on display.
The oast house will be hosting a new exhibition from the start of June, with the tower rooms also holding exhibitions about the former residents of Sissinghurst.