What more can be said about Sissinghurst that hasn’t been said before? On this occasion I’ll let the photographs speak for themselves. I’m in East Sussex for three days of garden visits and Sissinghurst was the first port of call. The newly opened area Delos is as impressive as I expected from recent TV coverage and a great deal larger than I’d imagined. The Mediterranean planting amongst ancient architectural artefacts contrasts with the lush planting in the other garden rooms.
As in the rest of the garden, the Tower is visible from Delos.
Greek island meets the Kent countryside: oast houses roofs gleam in the late summer sun.
Another highlight: the tapestry of zinnias along the Moat Walk. Note the sheep wool mulch to deter slugs and snails.
The still air and warmth today encouraged a fine display of pollinators throughout the garden.
I’m envious of Vita’s Flower Room complete with Belfast sink….
…..and Harold Nicolson’s book room.
September must be the best month to see the sunset colours in The Cottage Garden.
The gardeners are busy keeping Sissinghurst immaculate.
No visit to Sissinghurst is complete without seeing The White Garden.