Lecture for Men Garden Society

A garden club of only men, calling themselves The Garden Men, has asked Monique to give a lecture about the influence of her work on Sissinghurst. It was a very animated evening for a totally enthusiastic and interested public of men and their wives.

Hyde Hall

Recently Monique paid a visit to Hyde Hall in Essex to look at their dry garden which was made on top of a hill on clay soil. This to inspire our own plans of making Sissinghurst’s Delos into a rock garden again with a Mediterranean touch.


An accidental encounter

Monique had an accidental encounter at the Charleston Garden Festival with an old resident of South Cottage. Recently, he visited Sissinghurst and provided useful, previously unknown, information about the garden.

Talks in Biddenden church

The church warden of Sissinghurst’s neighbouring picturesque village of Biddenden has very generously opened the church doors to enable Monique to give talks to large groups.

Back to the roots

Last week Monique visited Vita’s ancestor home Knole to investigate the resemblances with the Sissinghurst gardens and courts. And there were many!

Parham House

On a sunny day in the beginning of October the Sissinghurst’s gardeners team visited Parham House for our yearly outing, which was very worthwhile.