The Art of Gardening at Great Dixter
Week-long Symposia with Fergus Garrett

Symposia at Great Dixter offer a rare opportunity for gardeners to learn and practise traditional techniques first-hand in the Great Dixter gardens, to discuss aspects of border design and maintenance and to tour other nearby world-class gardens with Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter team.

Our premier horticultural events

Started by Christopher Lloyd, Great Dixter has been running annual symposia for eighteen years and many participants return – they know they will receive excellent horticultural tuition, but what they hadn’t realised before their first visit was that they would come to be a part of the Dixter family.

Visit our What’s on page or click below for information on individual Symposia:


Saturday 30th January – Saturday 6th February 2016 (8 places) Full

Saturday 2nd July – Saturday 9th July 2016 (12 places) Full

Saturday 3rd September – Saturday 10th September 2016 (12 places) Full

Tuesday 1st November – Tuesday 8th November 2016 (8 places) Full


Thursday 23rd February – Thursday 2nd March 2017 (8 places) Full

Saturday 9th September – Saturday 16th September 2017 (12 places) Full

Saturday 28th October – Saturday 4th November 2017 (8 places) 4 left

To book a place on a Symposium contact Perry Rodriguez:

Tel: +44 (0) 1797 252878 ext. 3

If you wish to be placed on the reserve list for a Symposium that is full, please email us (as above).