Sissinghurst Part I

I realized that taking you along with me to Sissinghurst was going to require more than one post when I air dropped 58 photos over to my I pad!  It is hard for me to choose a favorite but I believe that of the gardens I toured in England this spring Sissinghurst is the winner…

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I knew that I loved this place at first glance…

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There were so many eye catching details…

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Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nocolson discovered Sissinghurst in the 1930s and brought it back to it’s vibrant and beautiful life…image

today’s gardeners carry on with keeping Vita and Harold’s vision alive, and in a very neat way might I say…

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I have developed a new obsession (shocking I know) and am trying my hand at building some tuteurs here OPP after being inspired by many at Sissinghurst…

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I was excited to see that they maintain an auricula theatre…

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Even the walls themselves are gardens…image

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Vita loved structural climbers and they are fundamental to the garden design…

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She had a passion for climbing and rambler roses…

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She only ever gave them a light prune so as to protect the bird’s nests that were inevitably within the branches.  Harold’s complaint in a letter is one I love:  “I suppose one must take for granted this birds’-nest passion…I will have to resign myself to my home being an omelet most of the spring and a guano dump the rest of the time.”

Oh my, I see this is already going on too long and will pause here to resume with more a bit later on.  Can you see why I am giving the blue ribbon to Sissinghurst?

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More to come…

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Comments

  1. Positively breathtaking! Enjoy your weekend, Marsha.