The Creation of a Garden
4 January 2017
Inspiring her readers
On the way from her bedroom in the South Cottage to her tower, where she worked, Vita could have a close look at the progress of an opening flower bud or to inhale the enticing smell of a charming shrub. On her stroll to the Priest’s House, she could reflect her thoughts about the upcoming design of a white garden. With her stories, she inspired many Observer readers and Vita received often letters from them with comments or advice which is a kind of blog post with comments ‘avant la lettre’.
With contemporary photographs which were never published
“Vita’s weekly columns are a kind of blog post ‘avant la lettre’. “
The untold story of Sissinghurst
Sarah Raven has been living at Sissinghurst together with her husband Adam Nicolson who is a grandson of Vita. She also knows every corner of this famous garden and studied the work of Vita over and over. Raven is just the right person to tell the untold story of Sissinghurst and to provide us with contemporarily photographs which were never published before. A must-have book for all Vita and Sissinghurst admirers.