Troy Scott Smith – Sissinghurst: Running England’s Most Famous Garden


Saturday 13 May

Whitstable Castle

6.30pm-7.30pm, £10

Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson’s garden at Sissinghurst, Kent created in the Thirties, now owned by the National Trust, is arguably Britain’s most iconic and influential garden.  Head gardener, Troy Scott Smith, talks to author and columnist Francine Raymond about the history of the garden, the challenges of working there, and his vision to develop new areas with Vita’s spirit in mind.

Troy Scott Smith was previously head gardener at Bodnant, North Wales, and The Courts in Holt, Wiltshire. He worked at Sissinghurst from 1992-7 before returning in 2013 where he now manages a team of 9.

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