Never refuse an opportunity to visit Sissingurst. Few places achieve l'état de grace enjoyed here. The small but perfect gardens were created in-between wars by the vibrant and intelligent Vita Sackville-West. You may know her fiction or her poetry.
Vita wrote regularly about creating her garden, and had she lived today, would most certainly have been the kind of girl to have a blog. She and her husband, a writer and politician, planned and sculpted a garden which combines a formal side that suited his classical tastes, and an informal air to match her romanticism.
This weekend the gardeners had left a helpful message explaining what to look out for.
But if you were to visit in the summer you would see the famous white garden
and admire the view from the top of the tower
Moment like these are too precious not to be savoured.
photos Sissinghurst, Vita