Friday, July 1, 2011

Notes from the Library #19

Our library contains a number of books about the garden at Sissinghurst.  This much loved and highly influential garden, created by Vita Sackville-West, was one of the inspirations for the gardens here and the first tree we planted, a Sevillano Olive, was planted on the 100th anniversary of Vita's  birthday,  9 March 1992.

The recent realization that Michael's great-grandmother, Emily Frances Windsor, sister of Thomas Other Windsor, Earl of Plymouth, was a blood relative of Vita Sackville-West gives added interest not only to our books on Sissinghurst but also to the various photos of Emily and her brother Thomas that are kept here in the Library.

For more on Vita Sackville-West, on Sissinghurst and on how this delightful and amusing family connection is commemorated click here to go to the relevant page of our new website.

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