Sissinghurst Castle Garden


Last updated: 1 November 1999 - this entry is more than a year old, for details on how to update click here

Address and contact details
Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB
Tel: 01580 715330, 01580 710700
Fax: 01580 713911
Latitude: 51° 07' 0" N
Longitude: 0° 34' 7" E
Background to the collection
Ownership:The National Trust
Umbrella organisation:English Heritage, The National Trust
Personnel
Contact person::
Total Staff:7
Policies
Accessions:Plants suited to a mid-twentieth-century garden in the style of Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicolson.
Collections:None
Physical environment
Soil type:Clay, neutral
Aspect:Mostly flat
Total area:2.4 ha
Weather recordsRecords kept
Plant collection
Plants:2500
Special families within the collections:
Rosaceae, Ranunculaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Rosa, Clematis
Record Keeping:Kept since 1960
Computerised
Record System:Paradox
Plant-collecting trips:National
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide
Identifications:No
Teaching and Education:No
Interpretation:Signs, brochures
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, café, plant shop, book shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:175,000
Public opening hours:Tues-Fri: 1-6pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5.30pm
Guiding principles behind the collection
The purpose of our ownership is to manage the garden in accordance with the vision of Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicolson.
Location map
Location map

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