Plan your visit

Great Dixter House and Gardens is in the village of Northiam, which lies in the Sussex Weald, 9 miles from Rye and 12 miles from Hastings. Great Dixter is approximately three quarters of a mile off of the A28, which runs through Northiam. Follow the brown tourist signs once in the village. Google Map.

To improve your visit, please take the time to browse these pages regarding planning your visit, as well as the the general information below.

General information for visitors

No dogs except guide dogs in the garden. Dogs are allowed in the car parks, but must be kept on leads.

Guide books are available at the Ticket Office, Shop and Nursery in English, French, Dutch and German.

Families

We very much welcome families to Great Dixter. Part of the ethos of the place is dedicated to the nurturing of young minds with respect to nature and the beauty of their environment. We offer a family annual ticket (for 2 adults and 2 children), which can be purchased at the ticket office.

Families with young children should be aware that pathways are narrow and use of pushchairs may be difficult in places. We recommend use of baby carriers. Pushchairs may be left in the Barn Garden under the barn at your own risk. Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets and at Dixter Farm buildings.

Our families page has details of activities that can make a visit to Great Dixter even more magical.

Narrow paths

In August and September the garden is at its fullest and as a consequence some paths are narrow and difficult to navigate, particularly in a wheelchair or with a push chair. We cannot do much about this without a fairly significant change to the ethos behind the planting, so advise if this is likely to be a problem that these months are avoided. It should be said however that many parts of the garden are accessible in these months and we certainly don’t want to discourage wheelchair users and people with push chairs from coming during this time.

Paving stones

Paving stones in the garden may be uneven or slippery when wet. Please take care when walking on the paths.

Open water warning

For your safety, please be warned that there are a number of unfenced ponds in the garden. It is not advisable to leave children or dependants unsupervised. The location of these ponds is shown on the garden plan and within our leaflet.