A few weeks ago, the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle opened to the public for the spring and summer season. We’re lucky to live just a short drive away from this beautiful place and look forward to the spring opening weekend. So we set off to enjoy the gardens in the Sunday afternoon sunshine!
The Tower and Rose Garden
My daughter (aka The Little Chick) was very excited to be allowed to climb up to the top of the tower for the very first time, under Daddy’s strict supervision! She really enjoyed waving to me, way down below on the ground.
One of our favourite parts of the garden is the Orchard, with its carpet of daffodils. Unfortunately, due to the recent wet weather, the Orchard was closed to prevent the ground becoming a swamp! Luckily we could still enjoy the glimpse of daffodils, narcissus and snowdrops through the low fence and across the moat.
The Lime Walk and Nuttery
Other special things to discover are the Snake’s Head Fritillaries, mini-irises and Hellebores. These can be found flowering in the Lime Walk and the shady Nuttery.
My favourites (this time!) are the camellias; they really are magnificent and a must see for any camellia fan.
We really enjoyed our first visit of the year to Sissinghurst and can’t wait to come back in April to see the bluebell woods!