Welcome to the blog of the Sissinghurst gardeners. We are a team of eight gardeners and one student, who work at the historic gardens of Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson in the 1930’s and now owned by the National Trust.
We are passionate about plants and love working in a historic garden where the emphasis is on both creativity and conservation. We want to share some of that passion with you and give you an insight into some of our work here. Each week, one of the gardeners will write a blog about an aspect of our work; perhaps looking at a new project or planting scheme or may be looking in greater detail at an area of the garden or a group of plants. We aim to make the blog both interesting and informative with new subjects being tackled each week. Our propagator, Emma will also be sharing some of her propagating secrets with you on a regular basis. She is responsible for growing both plants for the garden and the plant shop; a big job but an interesting one too. Occasional guest blogs will be written by both the vegetable garden team, who look after a two acre plot supplying produce to the restaurant and the Rangers, who look after the 450 acre Sissinghurst Estate. Their blogs will keep you updated on their work. We hope that you enjoy reading the blog. Please do comment on what has been written, we love to read your views and enjoy discussions about our work. Blogs are always better when people join in so please feel free to express your opinion. Helen (gardener)
For more information about Sissinghurst Castle Garden please look at our main website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden/
A note about copyright: All photographs are the copyright of the National Trust/Sissinghurst Gardeners and should not be used for other purposes without permission. If you would like to use photos, please contact the Head Gardener, Troy Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Helen Champion (Helen.email@example.com). Many thanks.