Why Sissinghurst Has Continued – For More Than 70 Years – To Inspire Gardeners From All Over The World

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Visits

One of the greatest collaborations in the making of a garden is that of Vita Sackville West and her husband Harold Nicholson.

Here’s a peek at  Sissinghurst, one of the most famous and loved gardens in the world.

For the history of Sissinghurst, visit The National Trust website.

More about Vita and a love letter she wrote to Virginia Wolf in the book The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time at Brain Pickings.….one of my favorite blogs.

Fran Sorin

Fran’s book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, now considered a classic, was groundbreaking when published as no one had written about gardening in the context of creativity, spirituality, and transformation.

In addition to being a recognized garden expert and deep ecologist, Fran is a broadcaster, journalist, Ordained Interfaith Minister, and Soul Tender.

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landscapelover July 27, 2012, 3:06 am

Fran, thanks for these snippets. I’d also recommend the recent book by Adam Nicolson, “Sissinghurst, an Unfinished History”, which tells of the more recent past of this wonderful place. Nicolson, grandson of Sackville-West, tells of his childhood memories, and of the challenges and frustrations of living in a home he loves but which is now owned and managed by the National Trust. He writes evocatively and unsentimentally about his dreams for Sissinghurst and his many mistakes and misjudgements in trying to influence its future.

Fran July 30, 2012, 4:25 am

Jill….Thanks for the heads up on Adam’s book. His wife, Sarah Raven, is extremely accomplished in the gardening world. I have a few of her books and love them:) Fran