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DateVisit
25 July 2018Sissinghurst and Scotney Castle
18 April 2018Fishbourne Roman Villa and Petworth
11 October 2017London Walking Tour, ’Romans to Rogers’ walk: 2000 years of City History
12 July 2017Gilbert White’s House & Chawton; home of Jane Austen
19 April 2017Salisbury: Arundells, Home of Edward Heath, and Mompesson House.
02 November 2016Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Cathedral
08 June 2016Hatfield House and Gardens
20 April 2016Kew House and Kew Gardens
07 October 2015A London Walking Tour of Wren's Churches
18 June 2015Charleston House And Farley Farm House
15 April 2015Nuffield Place & Grey's Court, London
01 October 2014Walking Tour of Cambridge and Fitzwilliam Museum
11 June 2014Brighton Pavilion
05 March 2014Bletchley Park and the Code-breakers of WW2

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Sissinghurst and Scotney Castle
Wednesday 25 July 2018

Historic, poetic, iconic; a refuge dedicated to beauty. Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and created a world renowned garden.

Vita Sackville-West, the poet and writer, began transforming Sissinghurst Castle in the 1930s with her diplomat and author husband, Harold Nicolson. Harold's architectural planning of the garden rooms, and the colourful, abundant planting in the gardens by Vita, reflect the romance and intimacy of her poems and writings.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden was the backdrop for a diverse history; from the astonishing time as a prison in the 1700s, to being a home to the women’s land army. It was also a family home to some fascinating people who lived here or came to stay.