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
The 10th Anniversary Edition of Fran's classic book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, has recently been published. Updated with a new foreword by the renowned author, Larry Dossey, M.D., it has dozens of endorsements from renowned spiritual, gardening, and personal development authors and experts in their fields. A graduate of the University of Chicago with Honors in Psychology and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, Fran is a renowned gardening expert, passionate gardener, deep ecologist, inspirational speaker, ordained interfaith minister, soul tending coach, and CBS Radio news contributor. See less Google+ | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
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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