Join in at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Get involved and support us at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

There's plenty of ways to join in with us here at Sissinghurst Castle Garden. Help us conserve this special place forever, for everyone.

Be a supporter of what we do

  • Become a member of the National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle Garden
  • Take part in a working holiday on our beautiful estate
  • Volunteer with us in the vegetable garden, our historic buildings, on our estate or busy kitchen
  • Come to one of our exciting events throughout the year, there's so much going on
 

Join 

You can become a member during your visit to any National Trust place and take advantage of a whole year's worth of free days out. Drop by the Visitor Reception at Sissinghurst Castle Garden to find out more.
 

Working holidays

Flex those muscles and get some good exercise on a National Trust working holiday led by Peter, our estate Ranger.
 
More information on working holidays in the UK
 

Countryside guides

Want the opportunity to walk our woods and help visitors get to know some of the trees, plants, wildlife and history of our estate? We’re looking for people who love the outdoors and want to share it.
 
Get in touch for find out more
 

Is History your thing?

As one of lovely volunteers tells us:

'I've been a volunteer at Sissinghurst since the summer of 2009; a relatively short time in comparison to many of the volunteers who have been coming for much longer.

I had visited Sissinghurst Castle many times and always enjoyed its atmosphere and the beauty of its garden. Because it's so famous as a garden I assumed that there would be no shortage of volunteers and a prospective one would need to have a gardening or historical background. I was very pleasantly surprised that neither of these attributes were needed but enthusiasm and a willingness to learn was essential.

I quickly found that the volunteers at Sissinghurst Castle are a friendly and helpful lot and I soon learned about the garden, the castle and their history. I work as a steward in the library and the tower, with strolls around the garden from time to time. This year however I started on an exciting new venture with five other volunteer colleagues; giving introductory talks to visitors before they go into the garden.'

 
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Volunteering at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Take a look to find out why these volunteers love working here at Sissinghurst.


 

It's not just room stewarding

Get green fingers on the veg plot

Join our team of fun and active volunteers, growing, tending and sharing stories.
 

Breathe fresh air on the estate

Get some good old fashioned exercise on the estate as a countryside guide.
 

Share stories

Share all of our stories about the rich history of Sissinghurst as a storyteller guide.
 

Help in our busy office

If organising is your thing, come and join our team of volunteer administrators in our office.