The Estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

The orchard meadow at Sissinghurst in early morning sunshine

The Sissinghurst estate is 460 acres of beautiful Wealden countryside. Looked after by our team of rangers, it's a fascinating place to spot native wildlife all year round. It is a joy for walkers and horse riders alike. Our tenant farmer, John, farms the land and rears Sussex Cattle and Romney sheep.

 

Family walking by the river

The dragonfly trail

Enjoy a day of family fun as you trail our dragonfly while covering vegetable gardens, gardens, woodlands and lakes. There's lots of fun activities for you to try along the way as well as finding out about the key conservation work which helps protect our estate. Pick a map up from visitor reception when you arrive to begin your adventure.

Ideal for explorers of all ages

With its 460 acres to explore there's something for everyone in your family. From a short mile walk passing our two lakes to a more adventurous three mile walk taking in all of the estate.

Borrow a pair of binoculars from Visitor Reception, by the Plain. Stop off at the bird hide and watch the comings and goings of our feathered friends.

 
 

An easy cycle route to us

Visiting us by bike? There's an easy and picturesque route from Staplehurst Station to the gardens, passing orchards, small farms and the village of Frittenden. Enjoy some refreshments when you arrive. Download our cycle trail (PDF / 1MB) download

Wonderful dog walks

Our estate is a fantastic place to explore with your four-legged friends. Whether you are a first time visitor to the estate, or a regular, there is always something new to see and explore. Dog drinking bowls can be found outside the Granary Restaurant, coffee shop and public toilets.  

Make use of your membership and enjoy free car parking at Sissinghurst and make the most of this beautiful countryside.

There are no waste bins on the estate, so please make sure you wrap up any waste and take it home with you - thank you.

Seek out our new hide

Our ranger team have designed and built, from Sissinghurst oak, our new bird hide. All you 'birders' out there can now watch the comings and goings of our feathered friends in comfort and safety.

Read our volunteer Alan Pavey's blog on our birds at Sissinghurst

 

If you go down to the woods today…

....you'll be amazed at the work our ranger team are doing over the winter. They're coppicing trees, clearing rides, laying hedges and making timber products for sale at the shop.

 

Become a ranger

Fancy some exercise and fresh air on the Sissinghurst Castle estate? Then why not think about joining us as a volunteer? There are lots of opportunities to meet new friends and learn some new skills. For more information, email us.