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

Christopher Lloyd

Great Dixter was the home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd (1921-2006), who developed it into a hub of ideas and connections that spread out across the world.



Become a Friend

Support the work of Great Dixter by becoming a Friend.


Author: Catherine Haydock

Business Declares

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


Author: Joseph Blick

Become a Centenary Friend

For £1,000 you can treat yourself or someone else and at the same time help to secure Dixter’s future.


Author: Catherine Haydock


Pre-booked tickets are no longer required. Please purchase tickets upon arrival from the kiosk. We ask that visitors to the House and Shop continue to wear face coverings and maintain a respectful social distance.



Latest events

  • Painting pictures with plants

    Using examples from other gardens alongside Great Dixter in the UK and abroad, Fergus will look at what makes a successful composition. Read more

  • Art and Craft of Garden Design

    The garden at Great Dixter provides the perfect setting for students to learn about the art and craft of garden design.  This innovative course will incorporate the fundamentals of garden design and is delivered through seminars, demonstrations and critical appraisal of the garden. We are now taking bookings for 2022. Read more

Items of interest

  • Cafe

    The Loggia cafe is now closed for the season but will re-open on the 29th March. The cafe serves a delicious range of home-made lunches, snacks, hot and cold drinks and cakes, all freshly cooked here at Dixter. 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. We are open to customers every day from 9am-5pm. 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

  • Richard Adams at Great Dixter

    In this the Centenary year of Christopher Lloyd’s birth, Richard Adams has woven his magic in the gardens of Dixter with a series of 12 paintings. You can view the series here and buy online. Read more