Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.

Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust.

“If Dixter remains loved and retains its own identity, everything else will fall into place.”Christopher Lloyd, Nov 2005

Businesses Supporting Nature

Great Dixter is inviting businesses to join with us to support an exceptional place for nature – biodiversity at Great Dixter


Author: Emma Davies

Become a Friend

Support the work of Great Dixter by becoming a Friend.


Author: Catherine Haydock

The 2023 Appeal

This Fund is needed to help fill the gap left from reduced visitors post pandemic for general funds and also to allow Fergus to realise his vision for the place. This could be: training scholars, urgently required restoration projects, core costs etc.


Author: Emma Davies

Latest events

  • The Art and Craft of Garden Design

    Now booking for 2024 The garden at Great Dixter provides the perfect setting for students to learn about the art and craft of garden design.  This innovative course is held one day per month, from March to November, and as the course unfolds you will be able to observe and study the garden throughout the changing seasons. Read more

  • Behind the scenes at Great Dixter in March

    Great Dixter is a garden that delights and challenges. Our Behind the Scenes Tour in March provides a rare opportunity to enjoy a private viewing of the garden on a day when it is normally closed to the public. Read more

  • Nursery propagation day

    The Great Dixter Nursery will host this day on propagation. You will be taken through each stage from making your own compost, to taking cuttings, sowing seeds, splitting perennials and looking after plants in pots. Read more

Items of interest

  • Cafe

    The Loggia Cafe serves a delicious range of home-made lunches and refreshments. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available. Please inform staff if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies and they will endeavour to help. Read more

  • The Nursery

    The Nursery was started by Christopher Lloyd in 1954, specialising in plants he deemed garden-worthy. We remain a small, personal and professional nursery. Read more

  • Families

    Great Dixter is a magical place for families to visit. Garden Explorers is an adventurous group for toddlers and carers which takes place each Thursday and Friday morning at Great Dixter. Join our mailing list to book a spot. Read more

  • Business Declares

    Great Dixter is proud to be a member of Business Declares and joining the fast growing network of organisations who acknowledge the Climate and Ecological Emergency. Read more