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Meet the Sissinghurst Scholars

More dates added. Meet the Sissinghurst Scholars, offering a rare opportunity to engage with team members of one of England's most iconic gardens.

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Meet the Sissinghurst Scholars, offering a rare opportunity to engage with team members of one of England's most iconic gardens.

Talks will alternate between 'Sissinghurst Scholars' and 'Growing Scholars'. Explore Sissinghurst through talks by its 'Sissinghurst Scholars': the experts tending to the historic gardens, preserving their beauty and heritage.

Learn about sustainable practices and plant growth from our 'Growing Scholar' Molly, supporting the vegetable garden and nursery. Dive into the maintenance of the main garden with our 'Sissinghurst Scholar' Paul.

Meet the Sissinghurst Scholar on 24th July, 25th September, 9th October, 6th November and 4th December.

Meet the Growing Scholar on 7th August, 18th September, 23rd October, 20th November and 11th December.

This event offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily lives of the scholars, showcasing their passion, expertise, and ongoing projects at Sissinghurst.

Learn first-hand about the scholarship programme designed to cultivate the Head Gardeners of the future. Generously funded by donations and legacies, this scholarship aims to nurture the career development of budding gardeners.

All proceeds from ticket sales will be reinvested into the scholarship, ensuring its sustainability and enabling future scholars to continue their vital work.

While the standard ticket price is £15, we encourage donations to support this worthy cause and contribute to the preservation of Sissinghurst's heritage.



Event ticket prices

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All £15.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Meeting point

Please meet at Visitor Reception to sign in.


Entry into the garden and collection spaces is not included in the ticket price. This must be purchased separately at Visitor Reception

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Upcoming events


Summer of Play at Sissinghurst Castle Garden 

Join us for a Summer of Play at Sissinghurst Castle Garden with an Elizabethan twist.

Event summary

22 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
10:30 to 16:45
+ 41 other dates or times

Radical Relationships: A new display (1 June 2024 - 30 March 2025) 

Explore how Vita, Harold and their inner creative circle did not fit with early 20th century societal norms of gender and sexuality. A new display told through the books in Vita and Harold's collection. Opening Saturday 1 June.

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22 Jul 2024 to 30 Mar 2025
11:00 to 17:00
+ 249 other dates or times

Gardening Bohemia: Bloomsbury Women Outdoors at the Garden Museum 

The Sissinghurst Series presents Garden Museum curator Emma House on the gardening of Vita Sackville-West, in connection with their current exhibition 'Gardening Bohemia: Bloomsbury Women Outdoors'.

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29 Aug 2024
14:00 to 15:00

Dave Goulson: Garden Rewilding 

The Sissinghurst Series presents leading researcher Dave Goulson for a talk and Q&A on the topic of 'bioabundance' and how to tackle its decline through gardening.

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6 Sep 2024
14:30 to 16:00