Why Sissinghurst Has Continued – For More Than 70 Years – To Inspire Gardeners From All Over The World

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Visits

One of the greatest collaborations in the making of a garden is that of Vita Sackville West and her husband Harold Nicholson.

Here’s a peek at  Sissinghurst, one of the most famous and loved gardens in the world.

For the history of Sissinghurst, visit The National Trust website.

More about Vita and a love letter she wrote to Virginia Wolf in the book The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time at Brain Pickings.….one of my favorite blogs.

Fran Sorin

Fran is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, which Andrew Weil, M.D., recommends as "a profound and inspiring book."  

A graduate of the University of Chicago with Honors in Psychology, she is also a gardening and creativity expert, coach, inspirational speaker, CBS radio news gardening correspondent, and Huffington Post Contributor.

Learn more about Fran and get free resources that will help you improve your life at www.fransorin.com.

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landscapelover July 27, 2012, 3:06 am

Fran, thanks for these snippets. I’d also recommend the recent book by Adam Nicolson, “Sissinghurst, an Unfinished History”, which tells of the more recent past of this wonderful place. Nicolson, grandson of Sackville-West, tells of his childhood memories, and of the challenges and frustrations of living in a home he loves but which is now owned and managed by the National Trust. He writes evocatively and unsentimentally about his dreams for Sissinghurst and his many mistakes and misjudgements in trying to influence its future.

Fran July 30, 2012, 4:25 am

Jill….Thanks for the heads up on Adam’s book. His wife, Sarah Raven, is extremely accomplished in the gardening world. I have a few of her books and love them:) Fran

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