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Bob and I recently made a visit to the Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent. We were blessed with good weather although we had been expecting rain and so we saw the gardens at their best with the roses, which it is known for and other unusual specimens. There were even some plants, which Bob didn’t recognise and that’s saying something!
We particularly liked the white garden which inspired the garden we did in Meadle, which you can see here. We were also interested to learn about Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold Nicholson, who created the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle. It was Harold who did the designs for the gardens, which are created as separate “rooms”. Vita was much more a free spirit and she didn’t want to be tied to designs when it came to the planting and preferred to just lay plants out on the borders and create her designs that way. And it certainly worked – Bob said that it is the most stunning garden he has ever visited. Vita’s way of planting also matches Bob’s own way of choosing plants for impact and beauty and laying them out on the borders for our clients to see how they will work together rather than doing static planting plans and lists of Latin names. You can read more about now we design with plants rather than paper here
To see pictures of our Sissinghurst visit, you can take a look at our Facebook page.