Winter at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

While our tower and formal gardens take a rest for winter conservation there's still plenty to see and do during your visit here. With estate walks, lunches in the restaurant, exhibitions and tours of the south cottage, there's plenty for all the family to enjoy.

The tower conservation project taking shape

Tower conservation 

From 9 October 2017, we’ll be closing the tower to embark on a six month conservation project to repair, conserve and protect it for future generations to enjoy. Find out what the work will entail.

Bagpuss, as part of the Bagpuss, Clangers & Co display

Clangers, Bagpuss and Co

Organised by the V&A Museum of Childhood, come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog. Displays go behind-the-scenes of these celebrated family favourites, created by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin. See original puppets, sets, unseen episodes and learn more about stop-motion animation. Open 11 November to 4 February. Come back soon to find out more.

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

The South Cottage 

Take a look inside The South Cottage which has long been the residence of writers, limited tickets available daily

The view from the restaurant at Sissinghurst in winter

Festive lunch menu 

Enjoy lunch with a view this festive season using fresh, local produce. Take a look through our festive lunch menu which will take place everyday from 1-23 December and between 12-2.30pm.

Family fun during the festive market

Festive market

Stock up for the Christmas holidays at our annual festive market, taking place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November. With local food, produce and crafts for sale there's plenty of great ideas for those seasonal gifts. Come down between 10.30 - 3pm to see what's on offer. Our shop and restaurant will also be open throughout the weekend.

Visitors braving the wet weather

The estate 

The estate has 460 acres of beautiful Wealden countryside. With plenty of space to explore, run around, walk the dog or cycle, our meadows are a great place to relax and spot wildlife.

Upcoming events

Tower project exhibition

Sat 20 Jan 2018
Visit a new part of the house this winter to find out more about our tower conservation project.

Clangers, Bagpuss and Co

Sat 20 Jan 2018
Organised by the V&A Museum of Childhood, Clangers, Bagpuss and Co tells the story of these much loved family favourites. Come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog.

International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition

Sat 17 Feb 2018
Inspiring photography from across the globe is celebrated in this dynamic exhibition.