Lady Vita Sackville-West CH
(1892-1962)

woman, writer, gardener, Lady (from 1913), and Companion of Honour (from 1948)

Died aged c. 70

Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962), usually known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English poet, novelist, and garden designer. A successful and prolific novelist, poet, and journalist during her lifetime—she was twice awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Imaginative Literature: in 1927 for her pastoral epic, The Land, and in 1933 for her Collected Poems—today she is chiefly remembered for the celebrated garden at Sissinghurst she created with her diplomat husband, Sir Harold Nicolson. She is also remembered as the inspiration for the androgynous protagonist of the historical romp Orlando: A Biography, by her famous friend and admirer, Virginia Woolf, with whom she had an affair.

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Harold Nicolson 1886-1968 and Vita Sackville-West 1892-1962 writers and gardeners lived here

182 Ebury Street, Belgravia, Westminster, SW1, London, United Kingdom where they lived