Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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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
Contact person::
Total Staff:7
Accessions:Plants suited to a mid-twentieth-century garden in the style of Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicolson.
Physical environment
Soil type:Clay, neutral
Aspect:Mostly flat
Total area:2.4 ha
Weather recordsRecords kept
Plant collection
Special families within the collections:
Rosaceae, Ranunculaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Rosa, Clematis
Record Keeping:Kept since 1960
Record System:Paradox
Plant-collecting trips:National
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide
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

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