Sissinghurst Castle, Cranbrook, England
Record Id: 2988
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Sissinghurst Castle gardens are among the most famous 20th-century gardens. The gardens surround the surviving parts of an Elizabethan mansion and are made up of 10 separate and distinct garden 'rooms' each with a different feel and planting scheme. There is also a further 16 hectares of parkland.
Brief history of site
Contemporary records suggest that the site of the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle was occupied by a moated manor house in the late 12th century. The house was largely demolished in the late-18th century. The present gardens were created and the buildings restored in the l930s by Harold Nicholson and Vita Sackville-West.
Address: Sissinghurst, TN17 2AB
Kent; Tunbridge Wells; Cranbrook
Historical County: Kent
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The site is 1.5 miles east of Sissinghurst, 3 miles north-east of Cranbrook.
Opening contact details:
The site is open between March and November, with the exception of Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Form of site: compartment
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1930 to 1939
Main period of development: Mid 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 4