Thursday 20th March

Garden Talk: Alexis Datta on Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Alexis has spent an unbelievable 42 years as a professional gardener. Starting in the Parks Department as an apprentice and then attending Pershore College of Horticulture, she has worked in many gardens both public and private, the best known of them being Kensington Palace, Trentham Gardens and Cliveden. In 1991 she was appointed Assistant Head Gardener at Sissinghurst under Sarah Cook and on Sarah’s retirement in 2004 she became the head gardener for 9 years. Alexis will talk about the history of the property, about the creators of the garden, Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicolson, but also about the philosophy of the garden, its garden rooms and colour schemes, and how the garden is run today. 
 
Gathering at 12.30pm for 1.00pm
£85.00 per head, aperitif, 3 courses and drinks inclusive.
Smart casual.
 
To book or for further information please contact our Event Co-ordinator Hannah Boulton on 01342 810567 or hannah@gravetyemanor.co.uk.