Monday, September 04, 2006

Country towns and rural landscapes (Part III)

I'm rather out of date on my posts but hopefully in the next couple of days I'll catch up.

On the way home from Rye we stopped off at Sissinghurst, the Kent home of the Vita Sackville-West and her husband Sir Harold Nicolson. The gardens, which were designed by Vita, are amongst the most beautiful managed by the National Trust, although the celebrated White Garden is at its best earlier in the summer. It was nevertheless still very pleasant to spend the day there and take in both lunch and tea!