“…We take a heart, and leave our own intact. Such are the cheap unworthy tricks That lure the flesh and leave it slightly smutched. Yet leave the final, difficult soul untouched, As honest as the cornfield and the ricks.
Vita and husband - Vita Sackville-West With her husband Harold Nicolson at Sissinghurst in 1933 . Together they worked on their gardens at Long Barn and Sissinghurst Castle. The pair had an open relationship, with both conducting same sex affairs.
Author and poet Vita Sackville-West taken by Lord Snowdon which feature in the exhibition “Small pleasures must correct great tragedies, therefore of gardens in the midst of war I bold tell.” ― Vita Sackville-West, The Garden.