<A personal view.>
What can be said about these spectacular gardens that
hasn't already been said? They were one of the many memorable parts of
our trip to England
in June/July 1998. Some feel they are two of the greatest gardens in the world
is the site of a very old community, and is in southeast England
(in Kent). Two
of the thumbs below are of drawings of this very well-developed site. The
concept of a garden "room" is very evident here. The garden uses a
timed-entry system and it never felt very crowded at all. Oh, here is a great
panoramic composite pic we
found at another private site; it's sort of 3 pics-in-one
all taken from the castle tower.
Garden is another roomed garden
extravaganza (in the area of the Cotswolds). This
garden seemed a bit more ornamental and structured (and Mark liked it better).
We've included a map of it as well.
Most of these pictures (except for the lower left corner) were
"taken" from souvenir books we purchased… true, they probably aren't
legal this way. Please take a chance to visit the National Trust web site; these are
the people that take care of so many great English properties. There are many
other great Sissinghurst-related pages in cyberspace
(like David Parker's photo site at http://geocities.com/Paris/Palais/5985/sissing.html).
If you are planning a trip and would like tips from our perspective, just
e-mail us at email@example.com.
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