Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Important notice -

The garden, estate, restaurant, shop, coffee shop, plant shop and some of the indoor spaces are open with social distancing measures in place. Please book in advance for weekends and other busy days, booking for weekdays may not be required.

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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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden, shop and plant shop, restaurant and coffee shop offering a reduced menu, estate, library, gatehouse display and tower with social distancing measures in place are all currently open. 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 (14 June - 20 June)

Mon 14 Jun 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, shop and plant shop, restaurant and coffee shop offering a reduced menu, estate, library, gatehouse display and tower with social distancing measures in place are all currently open. 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.

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.

A girl and her dog walking in the woods

Summer walks

Summer 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.

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

What refreshments are available?

Our Granary restaurant is open for limited indoor and outdoor dining with social distancing measures in place. 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 as a take out option for light refreshments. 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.

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

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