Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, parts of our outdoor spaces are only open for local visitors to access for walks . Book in advance to guarantee admission. The Granary restaurant is open for limited refreshments (takeaway only), the shop is closed.

Historic, poetic, iconic; a refuge dedicated to beauty. Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and created a world renowned garden.

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden, granary restaurant offering a takeaway service only and estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden are open. Please be aware that some estate paths may close due to the recent heavy rainfall. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. You’ll need to book your tickets by 3.00pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Sissinghurst Castle Garden (1 Mar - 7 Mar)

Wed 03 Mar 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden.
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Winter walks

With the recent heavy down pours some of our estate paths are looking a little worse for wear. Please be aware that as a result of this heavy rainfall some areas of the estate may be closed during your visit to allow the paths to recover, we apologise for any inconvenience that this will cause. If you're a local visitor looking to use the estate for exercise please wear sturdy footwear as the paths that remain open may still be very muddy.

Sissinghurst in Autumn

What to expect from your visit 

The garden, car park, restaurant offering takeaway only and toilet facilities are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing.

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Flying drones at our places 

Drones can be flown above our places only if special permission is given. Click here for information about the National Trust's policy on the use of drones.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Eating and shopping

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What refreshments are available?

Our Granary restaurant is operating a takeout only service and is open daily serving a range of hot and cold drinks, sweet bakes and ice-cream. Please comply with social distancing measures. Please note we can only accept card payment at this time. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden


Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Our work

Our work

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Sissinghurst Castle Garden on the National Trust Collections website