These spectacular gardens, which are situated between surviving parts of an Elizabethan mansion, were created by one of England's most famous and dedicated gardeners, Bloomsbury writer Vita Sackville-West, and her husband, Harold Nicolson. In spring, the garden is resplendent with flowering bulbs and daffodils in the orchard.
The white garden reaches its peak in June. The large herb garden, a skillful montage that reflects her profound plant knowledge, has something to show all summer long, and the cottage garden, with its flowering bulbs, is at its finest in the fall. It is also possible to visit the library and study of Vita Sackville-West from April to October 15 Monday, Tuesday, and Friday noon to 5:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5:30pm. Meals are available in the Granary Restaurant. The garden area is flat, so it is wheelchair accessible; note, however, that only two wheelchairs are allowed at a time.