The White Garden shone on that dismal day.
Harold (Nicholson) wrote to Vita on July 5th 1949,
'I believe that when we scrap the delphiniums,
we shall find the grey and white garden very beautiful...
I want the garden as a whole to be superb in 1951
for the British Fair or Festival,
with heaps of overseas visitors,
and many will come down by car.'*
When Vita died in June 1962, she knew she had created
something of lasting value.
'We have done our best,' she wrote to Harold in November 1961,
'and made a garden where none was.'*
*Sissinghurst - An Unfinished History by Adam Nicholson.