Gardens of Kent: Sissinghurst and Great Dixter

Two of the best gardens in Southern England. One with structure and late medieval tower and the other an English cottage garden with no rules!

Full day duration (9 hrs)

Private driver-guided tour

Customisable itinerary

Luxury Sedan or Vans (Mercedes, Lexus, Jaguars)

Gardens of Kent: Sissinghurst and Great Dixter

Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, perfect for those wishing to experience a countryside day out. It takes the gardeners 10 hours to mow the lawn each week and around 30 man-weeks are required to cut the hedges in early autumn. Great Dixter is the ultimate English cottage garden, unorthodox, some would say untidy, but all say glorious.

  • Lunch at vineyard with wine tasting option
  • Two of England's most loved gardens
  • Tour off-the-beaten-path

Our expertly designed full-day tour itineraries include entrance tickets and professional driver-guide with a luxury vehicle. This day tour from London is fully flexible on the day and customisable. Let us help you make the adjustments to match your pace of travel, personal interests and lunch requirements.

The garden of England

Sissinghurst with rose, herb and cottage gardens, the intimate haven at Sissinghurst Castle was Vita Sackville West and Harold's pride and joy; they poured their love into these gardens when they bought the run-down estate in the 1930s. The shared the gardens by opening to the public during this time and charged 1 shilling for entry. Visitors would drop their shilling into an old tobacco tin under a table in the entrance archway.

Your driver-guide will take you to a nearby country gastro pub for lunch. Kentish pubs have hops hanging from the the old beams, traditional ale, and excellent wine lists. Please consider English Wine Tasting and lunch at a nearby vineyard. We are here to customise your day. 

The charismatic Christopher Lloyd devoted his life to Great Dixter, putting it on the international stage with his dynamic and sometimes controversial gardening vision. Lloyd was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Medal of Honour in 1997 and an OBE in 2000. You should not come to Great Dixter Gardens expecting the uniformity, colour schemes, and order you would find in a formal garden. This garden is a colourful, dynamic, explosion of plants and flowers, bursting along beds and borders like firework displays.

Option to stay overnight; Please consider staying overnight in the region and explore in more detail. Kent has a delightful range manor house style accommodation. South Lodge Hotel in Sussex has a spectacular spa. Our suggested Great Gardens of the South itinerary can be customised to match your interests and pace of travel. 

Sissinghurst Castle and Great Dixter gallery

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