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Sissinghurst’s White Garden “I had always been more interested in the rural and the natural than in gardens, until I went to Sissinghurst,” says Toogood of the Kentish National Trust site designed in the 1930s by British author Vita Sackville-West. “We went on an outing one day at World of Interiors for a private tour of the castle and garden. The site is broken up into a series of ‘rooms,’ each united by theme or color, and I fell in love with the White Room. Finally the English garden made sense to me. Somehow they achieved something completely natural like it had been there forever. And despite being designed in the ‘30s, the White Room is astoundingly modern in its approach to design.”