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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Looking for Inspiration: Sissinghurst Garden

Getting closer to May brings back fond memories of visiting beautiful Sissinghurst Garden at this time of the year. 
I invite you to join me on a virtual tour through this inspiring garden. This is one of 8 parts of my Sissinghurst photo-journey. The other ones can be found on the Page 'Gardens of the World That I visited' of this blog. 


This is a continuation of my photo-story about visiting Sissinghurst Garden. The beginning is here: Rainy Sissinghurst
The pictures here are mostly of the Front Courtyard, the Tower Lawn and the Rose Garden,  presented in no particular order. Since there are about 100 pictures in this batch, and the pictures are large, I need to break it into two separate parts.




 Along one of the front courtyard walls, the purple border is planted.
















 Hydrangea anomala petiolaris










 Circular lawn designed by Harold Nicolson


Despite the name, the Rose Garden hosts not only roses, but many perennials and bulbs (allium, salvia, clematis, dianthus, alchemilla mollis, iris, lavender, nepeta, etc).










 English architect Sir Edwin Lutyen's bench












Clematis 'Mrs.Cholmondeley'



Clematis 'Asao'

The great reading about Sissinghurst roses, past and current, is here: Finding Vita's Lost Roses, Roses are Blooming. Part 1,  Roses are Blooming. Part 2 .
Here is the link to an interesting article in The Telegraph about growing roses in Sissinghurst.


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