Sissinghurst JUne 2018

Mid June is an ideal time to visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, with its famed ’White Garden’ in full bloom. The pure white lupins, foxgloves and delphiniums were a delight to see. In the other areas there were many different plants and colours to view, with a preponderance of pinks, mauves and purples. There were poppies of such a dark purple shade that they looked almost black. Many gorgeous scents and aromas also hung in the air, particularly in the herb garden, where we saw strings of hops growing. A strange flower was to be seen in a pot at the foot of the towers – with its thick, waxy, dark turquoise petals it looked almost unreal.


It was a shame that upon leaving Sissinghurst there was an obstruction on the A21. This meant that 3-way lights were in operation and the journey home became excessively lengthy. Hopefully this did not spoil the participants’ enjoyment of the day.