Writer and gardener. Born Victoria Mary Sackville-West at Knole, near Sevenoaks, Kent. She started writing at an early age, having many novels, plays and poems published by the age of 18. In 1913 she married Harold Nicolson and practised an 'open marriage' with both of them having same-sex affairs, she notably with Virginia Woolf. Vita and Harold purchased Sissinghurst Castle, near Cranbrook, Kent, where they created the now famous gardens and where she died.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk