At the heart of Great Dixter is its horticultural training programme. Gardeners of all ages and backgrounds are taught the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the highest levels of horticultural practice. Children are introduced to gardening and wildlife conservation through creative and outdoor activities at Dixter farm. Trainees help in the wood workshop in the Great Barn and assist with maintenance.

In 2018 Great Dixter received generous support for the UK Christopher Lloyd scholarship and the Chanticleer USA Christopher Lloyd Scholar. A grant from the Finnis Scott Foundation and a private donor funded a nursery trainee post. Donor funding also supported a trainee gardener. Bursaries were given to garden students to attend conferences, visit specialist nurseries and undertake study tours.

If you would like to donate to this area of activity at Great Dixter please contact Linda Jones (see below).

To donate to the Education Fund, please click the button below:

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For further information, please contact Linda Jones:

Tel: +44 (0) 1797 254048
Email: [email protected]