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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sissinghurst Garden. Part 8, the Last. Random Pictures

Among 500 pictures taken in Sissinghurst Garden,  332 were included into the previous 7 posts devoted to different garden rooms.
There are some random pictures left that belong to those garden rooms but were missed by me as well as those that were taken around the estate.

I enjoyed working on these posts.  In the pictures, I noticed some things which I didn't notice while being in the garden. I also learned a lot about the history of the place, garden's creators and structure of the garden.
I know much more now than I knew when I stepped into the garden. With this knowledge, I'd like one day to visit the garden again.
Walking through the garden, I intentionally didn't use the map. I let myself get surprised, get lost in the maze of walks and paths and make discoveries behind each corner. I think this is how Vita and Harold wanted it to be.
I was glad to see the garden with rain pouring and with sun shining because this is how they saw it in their days.
I intentionally skipped the facts and descriptions of the garden as well as its history which are abundant on the internet and in books and made my posts as collections of photos. I hope you enjoyed them.

Door into the Secret Garden?

The vegetable garden provides produce for the restaurant and the market:

These are the oasthouses which were used for drying hops:

Good Bye, Sissinghurst!

When I turned the last time, I paid my farewell, but something tells me that I will return here again one day.

Thanks for joining me on my tour of this amazing place.

***Copyright 2014 TatyanaS


  1. Wow, what a series! Thanks, Tanya.

  2. How scenic! What a wonderful trip that must be! I love the columbine - very pretty colors. And I love the more unusual clematis. The whole place is just gorgeous. I would love to spend hours just wandering around. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Wonderful, Tatyana! Thanks!

  4. Gosh, what a beautiful place. Can you imagine what it must be like to live in a place like that...I dream of it...and you've captured it with your photos. I love the 'notes from the head gardener' chalkboard. Thank you for taking us on your journey through this horticultural wonderland.

  5. I've really enjoyed your Sissinghurst posts. I feel like I've been there! Thanks so much.

  6. Wow, this is wonderful, what a full garden looks like. I missed a few so I need to go back and look at the rest. Great job!


  7. Thanks for a fabulous tour of a garden that well deserves its fame! Your photos are wonderful. What a terrific vacation!

  8. Oh my goodness!!! I do enjoy them sooo much!!! Thank you for sharing! Your pictures are great and even when it's raining this garden is fantastic!
    All the best to you and sunny days

  9. The stuff fairy tales are made of.

  10. AnonymousJune 19, 2014

    Tatyana I can't congratulate or thank you warmly enough for these 8 massive posts. Your photography is of the highest quality, both technically and artistically. And your intense joy in the experience shines through in every shot - your 'wet' photos are of the most beautiful ever, for as you say: this is how Harold and Vita experienced the garden... You have made me fall in love with Sissinghurst all over again. In my latest post I put a link in to your series, for I would love everyone with even a slight interest in beautiful gardens to discover your tribute to Harold and Vita and the generations of gardeners who have followed them. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Jack

    1. Dear Jack, your comment made me very happy! I am so very glad that you were able to appreciate my emotional feelings as I toured Sissinghurst. Thanks not only for taking the time to comment but also your empathy and understanding of my pictures of this special garden. I am so humbled that such laudatory words came from a person who himself has created a beautiful garden and who has visited Sissinghurst in person.

  11. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your sharing of the Sissinghurst posts. On my trip to England we were unable to visit. I am also thankful that you showed so much more of it than others do, seems like everyone stops at the White Garden and gets no further.

    1. Thank you Les! I wanted to remember every inch of that garden, and I know I needed my camera's help to be able to do that.


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