Sissinghurst Castle Garden is located at Sissinghurst in the High Weald of Kent. It was created by Vita Sackville-West, poet and writer, and her husband Harold Nicolson, author and diplomat. It is among the most famous gardens in England and is designated Grade I on Historic England’s register of historic parks and gardens.
Vita Sackville-West purchased the property in 1930, and over the next thirty years, she and Nicolson transformed a farmstead into one of the world’s most influential gardens. Following Sackville-West’s death in 1962, the estate was donated to the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty.
It is one of the National Trust’s most popular properties.
Sissinghurst Castle was a prison in the 1700s. It was also a family home to some fascinating people who lived here or came to stay. You can get a wonderful panoramic view from the top of the tower of the working farm and the 450-acre wider estate.