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Sissinghurst6Earlier this year I finally got the chance to visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, created by Vita Sackville -West and her husband Harold Nicholson, and now managed by the National Trust.  The gardens are a delight and well worth a visit at any time of year.  Even K, (whose interest in gardens is not well known!) found it a place of great beauty, although so very popular with visitors it was difficult to get around at times to experience the tranquility that should be found in a garden.


I have no claims on being a photographer, being more of a point and shoot person, but I did enjoy myself trying to photo some of the beautiful flowers.Sissinghurst2

I particularly loved the dark colours of this pelargonium called ‘Lord Bute’


Finally, however we left the formal gardens and found our way down to one of the lakes, disturbing a sleeping family of ducks on the way.


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  1. Pingback: Living with tourists, history and the National Trust | Blogging Woolf

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