Vita’s meadow: a short film

It’s been a while since our last post and although we’re no longer writing blogs, we’re still busy trying to share Sissinghurst with those who love the garden. One of our new projects has been film-making and we’ve just published our first film which I thought you might like to watch. It’s about wild flowers, meadows and scything at Sissinghurst and was made by the garden team. I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to make a comment; we want to know what you think. Wishing you all a great summer of gardening. Helen

17 thoughts on “Vita’s meadow: a short film

  1. I just watched this short film twice. It’s incredibly soothing and wonderful. I plan on sharing it with a group of travelers I am taking to your beautiful garden in the latter part May of this year. I am certain it will put them all in the right mood to see your beautiful garden. Thank you! Regards, Kathy

    Kathy Kobishyn Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut Tours Coordinator 203-876-9376 (h) 203 915-6017(c) 26 Pond Street Milford, CT 06460.

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  2. Superb film, thoroughly enjoyed it…. can’t wait to come and visit soon to see all your hard work out in the orchard.

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  3. Bringing back happy memories from my visit at Sissinghurst – and an important reminder to all of us to keep some places in addition to our carefully designed gardens where nature rules and not we :-)…
    Thank you for sharing – greetings from freezing Vienna!

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  4. Dear Helen, A possible contact I emailed Troy over possibly printing an article he wrote in Gardens Illustrated. I was hopeful but didn’t get a reply and wondered if he got it and any chance

    Regards Sally Allison, President Heritage Roses New Zealand

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  5. Thank you for sharing! Maintaining & improving the meadows at Sissinghurst is such a worthwhile task. I have visited them over many years & over different seasons and now look forward to a renewed burst of vigour on my next visit! Well done – great little film!

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  6. Lovely pictures coupled with a gentle commentary, all very Sissinghurst. I particularly liked the ‘taking care of the scythe’ portion. Thank you for an excellent film. We have sorely missed the blogs.

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  7. Thanks a million for explaining the use of the small anvil, I have always wondered what they were used for. The film was most enjoyable thank you very much.

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  8. Really enjoyed your film. Very fascinating to see your traditional approach to meadow management. Scything techniques also intriguing. Hoping to visit Sissinghurst in July, and to see first-hand your well-tended meadows : )

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  9. A beautiful film so evocative. I can just imagine whole families going out with their picnic baskets to do the scything, with the children playing and throwing the cuttings around, spreading the dry seed. Thank you.

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  10. what a great film. keep up the good work at Sissinghurst. I sure wish you would come back and blog on the transformation back to Harold and Vita’s day.

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  11. What a wonderful and soothing film, a real treat to watch and listen, thank you. I’m looking forward to seeing the meadow this summer.

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