The home of the Sackville-Wests:


The house is now in the care of the National Trust; however, the Trust only owns the house and about 43 acres (170,000 m2) of the park. Considerably more than half the house is still home to the Sackville-Wests. Lord Sackville and his family still own the gardens and the rest of the surrounding estate. As a walled garden, Knole’s is very large, at 26 acres (30 including the ‘footprint’ of the house),[citation needed] and indeed is large enough to have the very unusual — and essentially mediaeval — feature of a smaller walled garden inside itself. It contains many other features from earlier ages which have been wiped away in most country-house gardens: like the house, the garden has not been assiduously kept up-to-date with changing fashions over the centuries. These include clair-voies, a patte d’oie and even some bosquet hedges.

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 13th 2012

8 Responses to “Architecture 100 :: 11 – Knole House”

  1. Beautiful house and gardens but Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicholson were dreadful people

  2. james higham says:

    All new terms to me although I can guess what the first two mean.

  3. Victoria says:

    Beautiful house!

  4. Jane says:

    Well another plae I have not heard of before. Seems like there are many places in Kent to visit, thanks for showing us this one.