Welcome to Sissinghurst Castle Garden Part II.
The Cottage garden was the first garden made at Sissinghurst after it was purchased by Harold Nicholson and Vita Sackville-West. There are 4 huge yew pillars standing watch in the center of the garden. The garden is packed with hot-colored flowers in shades of yellow, orange and red. It’s a wonderfully bright, inspiring space.
The South Cottage (pictured above) was the first building made habitable at Sissinghurst. The cottage garden stands at its door step. The white rose ‘Madame Alread Carriere’ was planted against the cottage wall on the actual day in 1930 that Harold and Vita purchased Sissinghurst. Amazingly, that rose thrives today and can be seen in this photograph.
I love the hot color scheme in this garden with the burnt orange sunflowers, brilliant yellow yarrow and red blanket flower. The dark green yews and boxwood make the perfect back drop.
Everything looks so brilliant and alive in this space.
The planting at Sissinghurst is amazing. The huge drifts of plants form great tapestries of color that leave you breathless.
The focal point in the center of the garden is a huge antique copper pot overflowing with African daisies.
The verbascum are taller than me (the tall yellow flowered plant shown above).
You can see the dead blooms of Siberian iris and poppies in the foreground of this photo. You don’t even notice a blank space in the planting with the iris and poppies gone because the garden is jammed packed with plants.
I am not 100% certain this photograph is taken in the Cottage garden. I included it because I love the salmon color scheme shown here. The flowers on the right highlight the salmon in the centers of the day lilies on the left, creating a beautiful color arrangement.