Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Important notice -

Currently outdoor spaces are open along with the shops and restaurant with limited refreshments. From 17 May some indoor spaces including the coffee shop will also open with social distancing measures in place. Please book in advance for weekends.

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, shop and plant shop, granary restaurant offering a reduced menu and estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden are currently open. From Monday 17 May some of our indoor spaces including the library, tower, gatehouse display and coffee shop will re-open with social distancing measures in place. Please book in advance on weekends and busy days to help 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 (10 May - 16 May)

Sat 15 May 2021
10:00-16:30
Book your timed entry to visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden.

Timed entry to Sissinghurst Castle Garden (17 May - 23 May)

Mon 17 May 2021
10:00-16:30
Book your timed entry to visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden.
View from the Nuttery at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

What to expect from your visit 

The garden, car park, restaurant, shop, plant shop and toilet facilities are currently open. From 17 May the library, gatehouse, coffee shop and tower will also re-open, with new social distancing measures in place. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing.

Morning mist rising from the Orchard

Mindfulness trail

Enjoy some peace and tranquillity this summer with our mindfulness trail around the estate, focusing on your wellbeing and mental health. After what has been an uncertain and anxious time for many, we think now more than ever is a good time to take a deep breath and let your worries fade away as you explore the great outdoors. Make your way to visitor reception and pick up a map to help guide you on a relaxing stroll through the countryside.

A woodland filled with bluebells in the Spring

Bluebell woods  

Read on to find out more about the bluebells here at Sissinghurst and what makes them so important to the Kentish countryside.

A girl and her dog walking in the woods

Spring walks

Spring is a great time to put on the walking shoes and take a stroll through the countryside. Some of our estate pathways are still recovering from the adverse weather this winter and so may be muddy in places. 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.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

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, sandwiches, pasties, sausage rolls 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.

April shop display at Sissinghurst

Shopping at Sissinghurst  

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

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

History

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