Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

An introduction to the vegetable garden

Mon 25 Oct 2021
Discover the ins and outs of our vegetable garden from one of our knowledgeable vegetable gardeners.

Seed planting family workshop

Thu 28 Oct 2021
Take part in our drop in family seed planting workshops with the vegetable garden team. Plant a seed to take home and one to leave for the veg gardeners to plant in the vegetable garden.

Festive Market

Sat 27 Nov 2021
The annual festive market is back for another year, taking place on Saturday 27 November and Sunday 28 November, read on to find out more.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sun 30 Jan 2022
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Sissinghurst on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

What to expect from your visit

The garden, shop and plant shop, restaurant and coffee shop offering a reduced menu, estate, library and tower with limited capacity, are all currently open. You no longer need to book your visits to Sissinghurst.

The pink brick of the tower glows brightly in the autumn at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Tower closure at Sissinghurst

The tower will be closed for an indefinite period of time for vital maintenance. We are very sorry for any disappointment caused by this.

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 ground floor of the South Cottage which has long been the residence of writers.

Visitors enjoying an autumnal dog walk around the estate

Dog walking at Sissinghurst  

We love all things dogs here at Sissinghurst so you can be at ease when strolling through the estate in the company of other dog lovers. Read on to find out some useful information to help you enjoy your walks.

The autumn view across the estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Autmnal walks

Autumn is a great time to put on the walking shoes and take a stroll through the countryside. Some of our estate pathways may be muddy in places so we advise sturdy footwear or wellies to best navigate the terrain. Please keep to the paths as best you can to help us conserve the delicate wildflowers that enhance the verges.

Man with drone

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.

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

What refreshments are available?

Our Granary restaurant is open daily, serving a range of meals, hot and cold drinks, sweet bakes, sandwiches, pasties, sausage rolls and ice-cream to name a few. The Old Dairy coffee shop is also open for light refreshments. For the school holidays we have a pizza van located at the top of the veg garden with a selection of pizzas which include vegetables from our own plot, open Wednesdays-Sundays weather permitting.

The new May range in the shop

Shopping at Sissinghurst  

The shop and plant shop are open everyday between 10-5.30pm. Read on to find out more about shopping at Sissinghurst.

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Our work

Our work

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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