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The White Garden at Long Barn is a modern development and tribute | by Jack Holloway
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The White Garden at Long Barn is a modern development and tribute

During my 1995 trip I was fortunate to be part of a private group who visited Long Barn, the home and garden where the creators of Sissinghurst first lived. I believe the house still belongs to Mr and Mrs Brandon Gough, and Mrs Sarah Gough (and her dogs!) was our gracious hostess on the day. In scanning the slides I took then, I am pleased to see I managed to capture something of the beauty of the garden, still a loved private space, and still remarkably similar to what it was in the 1920s when the Nicholsons lived here.

 

Without in the least imitating Sissinghurst, this white garden, complete with a sitting area that evokes the Erectheum overlooking Sissinghurst's White Garden, pays tribute to the Long Barn's historic connections - a clever and stylish move on the part of the Goughs.

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Uploaded on June 30, 2009