Sissinghurst, Kent, England

A view of Sissinghurst Castle

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst's garden was created in the 1930s by Vita Sackville-West, poet and gardening writer, and her husband Harold Nicolson, author and diplomat.


Sackville-West and Nicolson found Sissinghurst in 1930 after concern that their property Long Barn, near Sevenoaks, Kent, was close to development over which they had no control. Although Sissinghurst was derelict, they purchased the ruins and the farm around it and began constructing the garden we know today.


It is now in the care of the National Trust.


It is reputedly haunted by the apparition of a monk.


Pictured is a view of the gardens courtesy of Tony Hisgett.

Biddenden Road,



TN17 2AB.


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For further information, please read Britain's Haunted Heritage by J.A. Brooks.


Visitor Information

Sissinghurst is a small village in Kent, England.

It sits just back from the A229 which goes from Rochester to Hawkhurst.

Pictured left is a view of Sissinghurst Castle courtesy of Immanuel Giel. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.