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.

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Become a Friend

Support the work of Great Dixter by becoming a Friend.

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Author: Catherine Haydock

Study Days

Study Days are led by Head Gardener Fergus Garrett and held at Great Dixter House and Gardens. Developed by Christopher Lloyd and Fergus Garrett, this programme is in its twentieth year. Each Study Day includes a lecture in the house as well as talks and demonstrations in the garden.

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Author: Joseph Blick

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.

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Author: Vicky Lee

Latest events

  • Behind the Scenes at Great Dixter in August

    Great Dixter is a garden that delights and challenges. Our Behind the Scenes Tour in August provides a rare opportunity to enjoy a private viewing of the garden on a day when it is normally closed to the public. The tour includes an introduction to the history of the garden, the planting and what goes on behind the scenes to make it work. Read more

Items of interest

  • Cafe

    The cafe serves a delicious range of home-made lunches and refreshements. 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

  • 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