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Sissinghurst was originally the site of of a medieval manor, which was replaced by a splendid mansion built by the Baker family in the mid-16th century. In 1930 Vita Sackville-West fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and bought it, along with 400 acres of the surrounding farmland. Vita and her husband Harold made a garden which reflects their different personalities. The garden is in fact a series of some ten separate gardens, all delightfully different. Walls and hedges separate the gardens, giving the visitor the impression of peace and seclusion. The highlights of Sissinghurst are The White Garden, The Rose Garden, The Lime Walk (spring garden) and Cottage Garden. The garden has been carefully conserved and renewed by the National Trust since taking over the property in 1967. Sissinghurst Castle Garden can be found one mile east of Sissinghurst village on the A262 near Cranbrook Kent.
Address: Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent, England, TN17 2AB
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