Returning to Sissinghurst…
Today we returned to Sissinghurst Castle.. our last visit was May 2012 and we said back then we would return… We were hoping to return in the Autumn.. but puppies arrived and that visit was put on hold…
Now those puppies are a lot older and can be left, we decided to return to Sissinghurst Castle, situated in Kent. The journey is about 45 mins and you drive though some lovely villages and such picturesque scenery… Linton, Staplehurst, Knoxbridge to name but a few.
The two towers of Sissinghurst are quite impressive and the gardens are spectacular… Sissinghurst is owned and maintained by the National Trust and is accessible for wheelchairs and to be honest, it is pretty flat there, so no mountain climbing. 😀
There are many secluded little gardens dotted around Sissinghurst and each has their own identity. One garden is made up of purely white flowers.. The picture above is from one of their gardens… called the Moat Walk.
Courtesy of http://www.invectis.co.uk/sissing/
I took the above photo looking back towards the bench.. when you sitting on that bench you can view the Moat Walk and the statue that is at the end of the walk.
If you click on the map to the right, you can see the various gardens marked out, including the White Garden, Moat Walk and Lime Walk…
The sun was shining… which is a miracle after yesterday’s torrential downpours and as we walked along the Lime Walk the trees were sparse in their leaves.
Then the other half noticed something about the trees and he noticed that all the branches had been fused together.
You could clearly see the fusion of the branches and the whole walk looked spectacular… it really added another dimension to the garden..
We will definitely have to return next year to Sissinghurst to see how this walk has grown and to admire its beauty.
And you can see from the picture below, how the branches are fused…
All in all we had a beautiful day out.. mind you the only downer was that today I had a flare-up of PMR and couldn’t walk far before I wanted to sit down.. but alas that was not a problem as there are plenty of benches to plonk my rear on. 😀 Thank god. As I needed them a lot today. 😀