After a cold early December that saw our roofs and fields covered in snow, the rain turned up in England. Following several days of constant rain, today was a sunny -and moderately cold- day. We couldn’t miss the chance for a short trip and breath some winter air. We decided to visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden, now owned by the National Trust and once home to the writer and garden designer Vita Sackville-West, and her husband Harold Nicolson.
The estate consists of several gardens created by Vita and Harold from 1930 (when they bought the property) surrounding the remains of a mid-16th century Elizabethan mansion, of which the tower, a long frontal building and two cottages remain. The historic property was a ruin when they acquired the land, but the interest of the estate lies on the gardens. Naturally, December is not the best month to visit a garden, but we nonetheless enjoyed the winter sun, the views from the tower, and well… the sausage and mash from the café!