Adult Learning Programme

Adult education courses at Great Dixter include study days, week-long Symposia, courses, lectures, and workshops. 

Run by Head Gardener Fergus Garrett, as well as other Dixter staff and friends with an intimate knowledge of the garden, they will help people understand the ethos, methods, and plants that are used.

In this section:

  • Planning and preparing your border for spring and summer

    Planning and preparing your border for spring and summer

    Head Gardener Fergus Garrett will lead this Study Day held at Great Dixter House and Gardens. Refreshments and lunch are included, served in the Great Hall and we are offering a 10% discount on plant sales for attendees in the nursery on the day. This study day takes you through the preparation and planning involved…

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    14 October 2024 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Great Dixter House and Gardens, TN316PH
  • Design, manipulate and implement the winter schedule: the head gardeners’ how to guide

    Design, manipulate and implement the winter schedule: the head gardeners’ how to guide

    This 3 day course led by Fergus and the garden team will take you through the planning and practical steps needed to prepare a complex garden like Great Dixter for the spring and summer display. The course will illustrate how work is prioritised over the winter to take pressure off in the spring. Refreshments and…

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    28 October 2024 10:00 am – 30 October 2024 4:00 pm
    Great Dixter House and Gardens, TN316PH
  • Symposium-November 2024

    Symposium-November 2024

    Bulb Symposium – Saturday 2 November to Saturday 9 November 2024

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    2 November 2024 12:30 pm – 9 November 2024 8:00 am
    Great Dixter House and Gardens, Northiam, TN31 6PH
  • Succession planting in the mixed border

    Succession planting in the mixed border

    Head Gardener Fergus Garrett will lead this Study Day held at Great Dixter House and Gardens. Refreshments and lunch are included, served in the Great Hall and we are offering a 10% discount on plant sales for attendees in the nursery on the day. Fergus will use the garden at Great Dixter to illustrate how…

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    18 November 2024 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Great Dixter House and Gardens, TN316PH

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