Christopher Lloyd formed the Great Dixter Charitable Trust in 2004. Today Dixter inspires visitors with its exuberant and dynamic style of gardening. The surrounding estate with its meadows and ancient woodland are managed in the traditional manner to maximise biodiversity and sustainability.
Great Dixter represents a meeting of two worlds – the ornamental and the managed amongst the natural and the wild. Today, Fergus Garrett builds on Christopher Lloyd’s legacy by passing on the skills and knowledge required to future generations.
The garden, house and education programme cost the Trust over £1 million a year to run. Around £700,000 of this comes from visitor, nursery and event income but the remaining £300,000 has to be found from donations as the Trust receives no regular public subsidy.
Dixter relies on its Friends to help maintain its unique environment and support a horticultural training programme for gardeners of all ages and backgrounds.
Please help us to continue this work by becoming a Friend of Great Dixter or by exploring the options below.
Great Dixter is run by an independent charitable trust and is funded by its own activities and donations.
You can help by making a donation, becoming a Friend or leaving a bequest.
The creation of a reserve fund to support running costs is key to our continued ability to train gardeners and maintain the innovative, intensive plantings and high standards of horticulture practiced in this important garden. By leaving a legacy or by making a gift in memory of a loved one, you are supporting our work.
Support Great Dixter by making a friend a Friend for £72 per annum.
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.
Support the work of Great Dixter by becoming a Friend.
Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd. Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.
The purpose of the North American Friends of Great Dixter (NAFGD) is to support and promote the activities of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust. This page gives more information on how you can become involved.