Yesterday we went to Sissinghurst Castle. It took about 35 minutes so it would be a good trip out from Freshwinds Campsite, if you are a garden lover
The garden is amazing and I love it. It`s not the first time we have been there.
There were many visitors but as the garden is so vast, it didn`t spoil the visit.
It is divided into "rooms" with different themes, most famous of all the white garden.
(There is a digger working behind the hedge.)
From the top of the towers, it was possible to see the layout quite clearly,.
as well as the surrounding countryside.
We wandered through all the areas admiring the colour combinations and wondering at the planning beforehand......my planting is so haphazard.....depending on what is ready to plant and where there is a space!!!
Here are just some of my photos.
Under the wisteria.
Clematis in full bloom.
Even "Painted Lady" sweetpeas flowering.
We wandered through the tranquil, meditative meadow.
Finally we made our way to the vegetable garden....a huge area, well guarded against rabbits.
Three volunteer gardeners .....they had been planting, but I`m not sure what.
Every bed was coded with numbers and letters. We were imagining the planning involved in such a huge area.
Last year 3,500 kg of produce was used in the restaurant.
At the craft and produce fayre we bought ourselves lunch...a folded pizza and homemade damson and greengage icecream.
Then we made our way home, with heads full of ideas, as usual.
A lovely day out.
Oh, and there were real flowers in the loo.