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Sissinghurst Castle Garden
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Owner description: Owned and maintained by the National Trust, this famous 20th-century garden is actually a series of ten smaller "garden rooms," each uniquely different from the others.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Third visit. The first in spring 2001 was such a treat. The second last August was lovely, especially the orchard. I visited June 2018 and was very disappointed. Hot and crowded. The roses were almost over, the beds jumbled and untidy. Many roped off areas.The orchard was roped off and a large strimmer lay abandoned there. Why not stay on the job and then reopen the area. It all points to a loss of direction, although a huge amount of money is raked in as people travel from far and wide see this supposedly most beautiful of gardens.

Thank Jo k
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Went there twice while on holiday in Kent and wish we lived closer to visit more often. The gardens are for us the main attraction. The house and tower are interesting. The popularity is well deserved.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

I have been here several times and it really is lovely. I went back to see the Rose garden but I think I missed its full glory by about 1-2 weeks really as it was on the turn. There are still some beautiful gardens to view though so it doesn't disappoint. I thik it really is a lovely peaceful place

Thank sblacoe
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Spent the day at this lovely National Trust location enjoying the gardens and the beautifully conserved buildings. Parking on site is plentiful and there is a mostly level walk to the entrance. The on site staff and volunteers were all helpful and the 15 minute introductory talk by Andrew was a great way to start the visit. He was engaging and very clear in his delivery and set the scene for our tour round. Views from the tower (a climb of around 70 steps up a spiral staircase) were wonderful and worth the trip in themselves. The gardens are a delight and at their peak in June. Pathways wander throughout the gardens and there are plenty of quiet places to sit and admire the views. The vegetable garden was an added bonus - that they get around 6000Kg of produces for the restaurant and shop from the site during the year is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who tend the site. I have taken many ideas away to try in my oven plot. The on site café was nice and cool on a very warm day with lots of food options at reasonable prices. I did think the ice creams were overpriced though so avoided them - £3.75 for a twin scoop cone was just a step too far. Overall a beautiful place to visit and highly recommended.

Thank GTSSurrey
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Well tended by some dedicated gardeners and hosted by knowledgable volunteers, some considerable thought has gone into the preparation of explanatory notes and informative history...well worth a visit, even if ( like me ) you are not green fingered!

Thank AndrewWhite277
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