A vibrant, daring, and immersive garden with a 15th century house restored by Sir Edwin Lutyens. 

Leading the way in ornamental gardening, gardening for biodiversity, and horticultural education. Created by the great gardener and garden writer Christopher Lloyd, OBE, VMH. 

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

Come and Visit Us!

Day Tickets 2024

Adult Ticket £16.00

Child Ticket  £5.00 (5-15 yrs)

Tickets are sold on arrival;

there is no pre booking.


The first glimpse of Great Dixter, its great tiled and timbered bulk reclining comfortably on the gentle slope of the hill, suggests that there is a building of great antiquity, surely completed by the end of the Middle Ages, and as much a part of the history of the Sussex Weald as Bodiam Castle or Northiam Church.


Great Dixter has 12 Trustees who meet on a quarterly basis and manage the governance of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust. Each Trustee brings a unique set of skills and some serve on additional committees within the Trust including finance, education, house and curatorial.

Caring for nature

Great Dixter puts protecting the environment and sustainability at the centre of its work – this informs the way we manage our estate and gardens and the decisions we make. Great Dixter and its nursery have gardened peat free since 2007.

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