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

Love at Sissinghurst brand

Events at Sissinghurst Castle Garden 

We have some amazing new experiences available at Sissinghurst Castle Garden throughout the year, from Morning and Evening Garden tours to our Summer Nights in the garden you can explore the garden in a myriad of new ways.

Upcoming events

Nature Indoors at Sissinghurst: ‘A flowerless room is a soul-less room’

Thu 07 Jul 2022
11:00-17:30
Nature Indoors at Sissinghurst: ‘A flowerless room is a soul-less room’ - Our new exhibition explores Vita and Harold's love off the botanical not only in their garden but within their living space as well.

Morning Garden Tours

Sat 09 Jul 2022
09:30-11:00
Join us at Sissinghurst Castle Garden for a volunteer led Morning Garden Tour.

Summer Nights at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Wed 13 Jul 2022
18:00-21:00
This summer see the garden in the evening sunshine, enjoy a tour and three course meal on a summer night.

Volunteer Recruitment Coffee Morning

Fri 15 Jul 2022
09:30-10:30
Find out more about volunteering at Sissinghurst Castle Garden on 7 June or 15 July. Have a chat with our teams and enjoy free refreshments.

Summer Family Fun at Sissinghurst

Fri 22 Jul 2022
10:00-17:30
Explore Sissinghurst with your family this summer with our selection of free trails throughout the summer holidays (22 July - 31 August).

'Another World Than This' -Charlotte Smithson

Sat 23 Jul 2022
11:00-17:30
This summer, Sissinghurst will host a specially-commissioned art installation by Charlotte Smithson, a Manchester-based artist whose work blends design, craft and botany.
View from the Nuttery at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

What to expect from your visit 

The estate, garden, Long Library, Tower and South Cottage are all open with limited capacity, with South Cottage tours in the morning and free flow in the afternoon. The shop, plant shop, restaurant and coffee shop which is offering a reduced menu, are all currently open. You no longer need to book your visits to Sissinghurst.

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 South Cottage at Sissinghurst Castle Garden which has long been the residence of writers.

The tower seen from the meadow

Explore summer 

Explore more of Sissinghurst this summer, read on to find out about what you can see and do while you're here

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.

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 between 10am-5.30pm, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, pasties, and sausage rolls. The Old Dairy coffee shop is also open for light refreshments.

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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History

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Our work

The tower at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst Scholarship Programme 

Our new Scholarship Programme offers a unique and exciting opportunity for experienced gardeners to cultivate their craft at one of the most widely respected gardens in the country.

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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