Nicolson's family seat is one of the oldest in England. He is the son of writer Nigel Nicolson and grandson of the writers Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson. Sissinghurst is their family home.
The house has been with the family for generations‚ and under the control of Nicolson's father it became part of the National Trust. Nicolson relays the history of this beautiful house and its gardens and describes how the family has adapted to living in a national treasure.