Sissinghurst Gardens


By |2021-06-02T13:05:04-04:00March 24, 2016|Friday Flowers, Travel|

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 […]


By |2021-06-02T12:54:48-04:00September 14, 2014|Travel|

As promised, I will continue with four more posts about my recent trip to England!

Here is the schedule, so be sure to check back to read more:

Week of September 15:

• Sissinghurst Gardens and Where to Stay
• Kaffe Fassett Exhibit in Bath

       Week of September 22:

• Visit to Suffolk and Cambridge
• London


       The entrance to Sissinghurst Castle Gardens:

Sissinghurst Entrance_wm

Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold Nicolson bought the castle and property in the 1920’s and began the monumental task of redesigning and transforming the house, the castle, the fields and most of all, the gardens. The place was a total mess. For me, this is part of the magic and mystery and charm of this place. To have that kind of vision… not to mention money and energy… is a true gift. This was, and still is, a working farm with fields in every direction, sheep grazing, and a long country road to access.

The gardens are open from March through the end of October and while the spring and early summer might be considered the best time to visit, I […]

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