Thu, Jun 8, 2023
Sissinghurst Through the Seasons:
A Four-Part Virtual Program
Hosted by Troy Scott Smith,
Head Gardener at Sissinghurst
Castle Garden, England
Sissinghurst in mid-summer is like nowhere else. Intensely romantic, fragrant, optimistic, and rich in emotion and intimacy.
Roses scramble up every tree and drape down every Elizabethan wall, flowering only once in a brief but glorious moment. The Orchard brims with wildflowers swirling in eddies beneath the ladened branches of ancient fruit trees and in the White Garden the barn owl silently swoops through, its way illuminated by tapering spires of Lupins, Delphinium, and Eremurus.
In this illustrated lecture, Troy will take you into the summer garden at Sissinghurst and share with you some of its secrets.
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 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.
Registration for this event has ended.
(Orders are still open by phone)
Thursday, June 8th, 2023
2 PM EST
A recording of this webinar will be sent to all registrants a few days after the event. We encourage you to register, even if you cannot attend the live webinar.
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.