2023 Virtual Program - Troy Scott Smith

Sissinghurst Through the Seasons:
A Four-Part Virtual Program

Hosted by Troy Scott Smith,
Head Gardener at Sissinghurst
Castle Garden, England

Sissinghurst Garden

Sissinghurst Through the Seasons is a new four-part Virtual Program that explores a year of gardening at Sissinghurst, one of the world’s most romantic gardens. Hosted by Head Gardener Troy Scott Smith, this series of online talks offers an experience of the changing seasons at Sissinghurst and explain how this extraordinary place, created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson in the 1930s, is maintained and interpreted today.

More About Sissinghurst Through the Seasons

Throughout this four-part series, Troy Scott Smith will guide you through the course of a gardening year at Sissinghurst. Troy will share with you how the garden looks, which flowers are blooming at each season, and what the garden looked like when it was first created in the 1930s. He will uncover the secrets of pruning and propagation and the art of the English Garden. Each episode will be packed with information, all simply explained and illustrated, giving you techniques and confidence to put into practice in your own garden.

About Sissinghurst and Troy Scott Smith

Sissinghurst was created nearly a century ago by the writers Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson as a private home and as a refuge dedicated to natural beauty. Today it is owned by the National Trust and visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Troy’s career has been devoted to the beauty and romance of gardening. Since joining the National Trust of England, Wales & Northern Ireland in 1990, Troy has led some of the world’s most beautiful gardens, among them the Courts (Wiltshire), Bodnant (Wales), and two stints at Sissinghurst (Kent), where he has led a remarkable transformation and restoration of the Vita Sackville-West gardens.

Troy Scott Smith 


$5 for members/ $15 for non-members

Purchase an “Annual Ticket” (all 4 webinars pre-purchased) and you’ll receive an exclusive video diary from Troy before each episode.


Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
2 pm EST

Spring Episode

Thursday, June 8th, 2023
2 pm EST

Summer Episode

Thursday, September 21st, 2023
2 pm EST

Fall Episode

Thursday, December 7th, 2023
2 pm EST

Winter Episode

The Garden Conservancy educational programs are made possible in part by the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Courtnay and Terrence Daniels, the Lenhardt Education Fund, and Susan and William McKinley.

Additional support is provided by The Celia Hegyi Matching Challenge Grant, Ritchie Battle, the Antonia Breck Fund, Camille Butrus, Michelle and Perry Griffith, Rise S. Johnson, Sleepy Cat Farm Foundation, and John S. Troy, FASLA.