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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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  1. Wow, thank you for sharing your visit to this beautiful garden! You crossed my mind the other day and made me wonder how you and your lovely gardens are doing. Mine are pretty much a wreck at the moment and works in progress. We need rain, what I don't water by hand or with the sprinkler at certain times on certain days, is dry and brown. I pay for water so don't water grass, thankfully, I don't have very much grass to begin with. Enjoy your gardens in their spring beauty. Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

    1. Thank you so much, Lorraine, for thinking of me! I wish I could send you some of our rain!
      Stay safe! Hugs and love to you, and the best wishes to your garden!

  2. Oh my goodness! Amazing photos of an amazing place. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Beth! I love to go through my photo archive and look again at all those beautiful English gardens!

  3. Thanks for sharing. I would love to go there sometime.

  4. expects to see Emma Wodehouse hiding from Mr. Knightly in gardens like these.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! It made me smile: Emma at Sissinghurt... why not?
      You have a very interesting blog!


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