There are plenty of days out near Tenterden to try out, if you are planning on visiting us for lunch.
One of those brilliant days out is Sissinghurst Gardens. This castle and gardens is renound world wide for the quality of its gardens which have been in place since the Victorian era.
The gardens themselves are the result of landscaping and building done by Harold Nicolson, and the planting done by Vita Sackville-West. When they bought the house in 1930 the gardens themselves were just farmland with few trees planted. This was changed over the years
The garden is owned by the National Trust, and is ranked as a grade 1 listed monument. It is organised into a series of garden rooms that each has a theme, design of its own and ambition.
One of the most famous is the ‘White Garden’, thought to be one of the most ambitious of its kind at the time.
The gardens are still worth visiting in the winter, with the Winter Rose Garden proving a unique experience for anybody interested in this unusual sight.
The first plant planted at Sissinghurst was a rose and it is its rose collection for which it is so renowned. A huge range of roses were planted there both in the rose garden and in other gardens. The gardens are unique in that they both demonstrate a wide range of varieties, but also ways of growing the roses with many being grown as climbers across the gardens.
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