Winter at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

The view from the orchard in the frost at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

With exhibitions, the tower, estate walks, warm lunches, festive shopping, veg garden visits and tours of the South Cottage, there's something for all the family to enjoy this winter.

The garden gate in the winter sun at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Winter garden opening at Sissinghurst

This winter, we’re trialling new ways of opening so that we can give visitors the opportunity to visit the garden the whole year round in years to come. The garden has never opened in winter before but from December 2018, visit us on weekends for a relaxing wander through the garden rooms or from January, join a guided tour to see the garden in its winter glory and learn more about our work and history.

Get a rare glimpse in to Harold Nicolson's book room in the South Cottage

The South Cottage at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Take a look inside the South Cottage which has long been the residence of writers.

The Tower in Winter at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

The Tower at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

The tower sits within the heart of the garden and makes for a great bird's eye view of the garden's layout, as well as offering far reaching vistas across the wealden landscape. On the first floor is Vita Sackville-West's writing room, this is where the famous former resident would spend hours working on her novels and other works of literature.

One of Richard Bloom's entries into the 'Beautiful Gardens' category

International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition at Sissinghurst

While the garden prepares for spring, brighten up your winter with a visit to the International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition from 4 January - 8 March 2020. We'll be showcasing some of the very best amateur and professional garden photography from across the world in this dynamic display.

Walking through the Sissinghurst estate

Sissinghurst Castle estate walk 

Discover the winter highlights of the 450-acre wider estate. Nestled in the heart of the Weald, this landscape inspired the creation of a world-class garden and the prolific writing of Vita Sackville-West.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Sissinghurst Castle Garden (3 - 7 June)

Thu 04 Jun 2020
10:30-11:00
Pre-book your timed entry to visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden