Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Visit with Vita

Sissinghurst : A Clearing in the Woods

 Vita's Private Study in the Tower

Under a cloudless sky and the Kent countryside I had the special opportunity to visit Sissinghurst. It was the highlight of my 3 weeks in the UK. This home and garden was the passion of aristocrat Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicholson.From a dilapidated Saxon / Elizabethan manor rose a garden and personal home in the 1930's that rivals and sets the standard of innovation in garden design. It is a garden I could visit again and for the mind and soul.