You know I love Sissinghurst. It was a dream come true to spend a day there two years ago.
When this video came in last week I relived my very short time there! And, of course, I had to share with all of you (some of you are very eager to see this, right? you-know-who-you-are!)
Take a look. And take a look again.
Scything seems so labor intensive, doesn’t it? Can you image the time, and energy, spent to do an entire field? And then caring for the blade, both as you work and at the end of the day… it’s just not something we do anymore. I’ve never heard that sound (except in films) and would love to experience it. Would you?
Sissinghurst IS a magical place and one to which I hope to return one day. After my day at the Davidson Garden Symposium and listening to Fergus Garrett I’ve now got my sights set on Great Dixter!
You can read more of this magical place in my blog post:
Sissinghurst Gardens and Where to Stay
To learn more about prairie gardens, take a look at this from Houzz:
What Prairie Gardens Teach Us About Garden Design
Hope you have enjoyed this. Have a lovely weekend, everyone.
Thank you for sharing this video!! Is it one of a series?
Lucky you that you’ve been to Sissinghurst – it’s on my bucket list. When I was in England 5 years ago, I desperately wanted to go. But was travelling with my sister who had no interest in visiting a garden. And to be fair, it was more of a family visit. Next time!
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No, it’s the only one….for now. Am hoping for some more! And yes, try and make it next time you are over there.
Loved, loved, loved this when I saw it last week too. I hope they do more! The meadow at Sissinghurst is underappreciated by many tourists, but it is one of the most beautiful and significant parts of the garden.
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Marian: I wondered if you would have seen this. It’s such a lovely and evocative film; am hoping there will be more! Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend.
LOVED IT!SENding on to my friend ANITA in AUSTRALIA who has a MEADOW I am POSTIVE!XX
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Elizabeth: Yes, indeed, you were on my mind as I posted this!!! Glad you enjoyed and sent it on.
What a beautiful place!! I got such a peaceful feeling just watching the video-would love to see for real someday.
I was there a long time ago. Magical. Loved Vita’s tower where she wrote.
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This is one well loved garden space. What a lot of work – a labour of love indeed.
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Cyndi: Can you imagine actually doing this? I would be so sore by the end of the day!
I remember visiting Sissinghurst aged 12 with my sister, even then it was so popular that we were turned away. I returned with my husband and children 15 years ago the queue to get in was 2 hours so we didn’t stay. Maybe I should try again third time I might be lucky! We have heard Fergus speak and have also visited Great Dixter you must visit there if you get a chance. Have you heard of Sarah Raven, she worked at Great Dixter and was inspired by Christopher Llloyd. She is also married to Adam Nicholson (Vita’s grandson). Sarah x
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