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, the tower will be closed so that we can embark on a six month conservation project to repair, conserve and protect it for future generations to enjoy. Find out what the work entails.

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. There's very limited tickets available daily, visit the kitchen of the cottage to book on a tour when you arrive.

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.

Family on a woodland walk

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

Gardening Women

Sat 18 Aug 2018
11:00-17:00
This exhibition, co-curated by Dr Catherine Horwood, using her book, Gardening Women, explores how gardening became a profession for women.

Early bird walk

Sat 06 Oct 2018
07:00-09:00
Well worth the early start, a great opportunity to see and hear the many species of birds with our guided estate walk, and don't forget those walking boots and binoculars. After the walk you can warm up with a breakfast treat in the restaurant.