Sissinghurst Castle Garden

I worked at Sissinghurst Castle Garden from the 14th to 18th of March.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden is managed by the National Trust.

 

On the first day, I joined in the garden tour by Troy with gardeners and volunteers.

There was the Tower, the Spring garden, the Rose Garden, the Yew walk, the White garden which set a fashion for ‘white gardens’, Delos and so on.

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the Tower

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the Spring garden

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the Rose Garden

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the Yew walk

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the White garden

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Delos

 

My training was planting, pruning and labeling roses, planting ixias, planting and putting support post on an almond tree, raking and mulching an herb garden.

And Takeshi and I planted hollies and conifers for the new hedges with Josh and Troy! I have to come back here 20 years later to see these hedges:)

 

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planting roses

 

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planting ixias

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putting support post on an almond tree

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planting hollies

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planting conifers

 

The propagator Bridget showed us around the nursery. The pelargonium grown at this nursery are very popular. There were many kinds of plants for garden and selling. It was interesting!

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nursery tour

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The pelargonium grown at this nursery

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David explained about English fencing. There are 2 types of fences, one has two bars and another has three bars. That area usually uses the three bars type, but Troy decided to use two bars because three bars was too many bars.

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I went to Great Dixter House & Garden on Wednesday afternoon with Sissinghurst gardeners.

This garden was different from Sissinghurst garden. It had exotic plants and design.

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I went up top of the tower. The view was so beautiful!

It was just like I turned into a bird!

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Only a week have just gone though in very short time!

I have learned a lot. Thank you every one:D

 

-Chikako Okubo

 

 

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