Sissinghurst: Portrait of a Garden - Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Sissinghurst: Portrait of a Garden
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:00-6:45 pm Reception | 6:45 pm-8:00 pm Lecture & Q&A
$20 Ebell or Garden Conservancy member, $25 nonmember

Sissinghurst: Portrait of a Garden

with Alexis Datta

Join us for this exciting illustrated talk to learn about the history and philosophy of Sissinghurst Castle Garden, one of England’s most famous landscapes, drawing nearly 200,000 visitors a year.

A stopover for English royalty as well as an eighteenth-century prison, the castle was in a dilapidated state when Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson purchased it in 1930 and began developing the property into a peaceful retreat.

Guest speaker Alexis Datta, who spent twenty-two years tending the garden, will share the history of Sissinghurst Castle Garden, its creators and philosophy, and the process of maintaining such an exceptional landscape over the course of a typical year.


ENTRANCE: To be determined

Patty Lombard & Laurie Schechter, Co-Chairs

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Price $25.00