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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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PaulNa wrote a review Oct 2020
Aylesford, United Kingdom186 contributions110 helpful votes
With Sissinghurst being only 30mins from our home, we regularly visit, often once every season. Back to the criticism, yes being reduced to two gardeners during the lockdown hasn’t done this fabulous garden any favours but within a month or two the standards can be restored. My wife and I love the gardens, and still our favourite British garden. Things will improve people, be patient.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Vicky U wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom454 contributions185 helpful votes
We have visited Sissinghurst before - admittedly in early summer - and were disappointed by the state of the garden. I know they have had difficulties to to lockdown and staffing as a result but nearby Great Dixter gardens were a blaze of colour at this time of year. It was disappointing to see large swathes of unattended beds, all looking forlorn and uncared for. No deadheading and only colour in some parts of the garden. The new Dan Pearson garden is interesting and was, in contrast, looking loved. I hope Sissinghurst gets its mojo back.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Bigbill50 wrote a review Sep 2020
Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom46 contributions42 helpful votes
Prebooked and arrived to be cheerfully greeted at the car park, entrance kiosk staff also very welcoming, so far so good. The one way system in the gardens failed to materialise making the visit hard to manage from a Covid point of view.Loos and shop were well organised though. The gardens were very tired even allowing for the end of September on a grey day and as for the piles of stone and 'Greek Island' garden, well , the money would have been better spent on some jobbing gardeners to tidy up the place.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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mary186220 wrote a review Sep 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom29 contributions11 helpful votes
Visited end August and we were very disappointed. The gardens looked neglected (probably due to the pandemic) but they shouldn’t have reopened until back up to scratch. Also, we had our 6 month grandson with us and nowhere on their website does it say that you cannot take pushchairs around the gardens. His parents would’ve brought his sling to carry him round had they known as he’s quite heavy to carry. Therefore, they abandoned the gardens and walked around the estate with him in the pushchair. All in all, a bit of a wasted day especially as we’d all looked forward to visiting. We won’t be returning.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jeannie2207 wrote a review Sep 2020
Windsor, United Kingdom1,045 contributions360 helpful votes
We spent several hours here. There is a lot of information about Vita Sackville-West and her husband and how they created the wonderful garden which we found very interesting. The gardeners have done a great job keeping everything going over this difficult summer. We loved the vegetable garden and the walk around the lakes. There are so many paths we are not sure whether we actually walked them all. We had our picnic outside the gardens and then later tea and scones in the cafe. All good.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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