Chiswick Book Festival 2020 – Sissinghurst, the dream garden

By Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson is a garden writer, historian and critic, with regular columns in the Daily Telegraph and The Garden Design Journal.  He is also the Director of The Chelsea Fringe Festival, an extremely successful alternative garden event held in and around London, and he is an advisor to the National Trust on gardens.

Sissinghurst, the dream garden is a beautiful coffee table book, illustrated with photographs by Jason Ingram, in which Tim tells the story of Sissinghurst: how Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson came across the site of a ruined medieval manor in 1930 and turned it into one of the world’s best loved and most visited gardens.

Bridget Osborne, Editor of The Chiswick Calendar, talks to Tim Richardson about the design, planting and history of the garden; how Vita and Harold made it their own.

Episode Length: 36:02