Great Dixter offers a range of learning opportunities, from specialist horticultural training to adult education courses and activities for children. Our 2018 education calendar is now available to view online and to take bookingsverbascum-olympicum-with-the-lb-233-sml

Fergus and the garden team at Great Dixter are known for their experimental gardening methods. The result is a garden that changes not only through the seasons but from year to year.

Courses at Great Dixter complement Fergus’ Study Days by illustrating these changes, and helping participants get to grips with the practical side of things.

Current & Up-coming Courses


The Art and Craft of Gardening

This is an intensive programme for people who want to put the Dixter style of gardening into practice in their own gardens or as part of their work.

2018 – Fully Booked

2019 – Fully Booked

The Art and Craft of Garden Design

This course will enable participants to understand how to design a garden, with a particular focus on planting design and the Dixter influence.

2018 – Fully Booked

2019 – Booking Open

Behind the Scenes at Great Dixter

These afternoons offer a detailed monthly snapshot of the garden with one of the garden team. Looking at tasks taking place and plants in flower or looking at their best, attendees can choose to come to one or more of these sessions.

2018 – 9th July, 13th August, 10th September, 8th October & 12th November

2019 – Dates in Development

For more information on all our courses and to book please use the tabs to the left or email Catherine Haydock or phone  01797 334042.