The Art of Gardening at Great Dixter
Week-long Symposia with Fergus Garrett

Symposia at Great Dixter offer a rare opportunity for gardeners to learn and practise traditional techniques first-hand in the Great Dixter gardens, to discuss aspects of border design and maintenance and to tour other nearby exclusive gardens with Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter team.

Our premier horticultural events

Started by Christopher Lloyd, Great Dixter has been running annual symposia for eighteen years and many participants return – they know they will receive excellent horticultural tuition, but what they hadn’t realised before their first visit was that they would come to be a part of the Dixter family.


20th August 2020
Symposia in 2021 are scheduled to go ahead and postponed Symposia in 2020 will be rescheduled, please refer to information on individual events (links below) – if you have a question please email


Visit our What’s on page or click below for information on individual Symposia:


Saturday 11th July – Saturday 18th July 2020 (12 places) Full

Saturday 12th September – Saturday 19th September 2020 (12 places) Full

Saturday 31st October – Saturday 7th November 2020 (8 places) Full


Saturday 6th February – Saturday 13th February 2021 (8 places) Full

Saturday 22nd May – Saturday 29th May 2021 (12 places) Full

Saturday 11th September – Saturday 18th September 2021 (12 places) Full

Saturday 30th October – Saturday 6th November 2021 (8 places) Full

To book a place on a Symposium contact Perry Rodriguez:

Tel: +44 (0) 1797 252878 ext. 3

If you wish to be placed on the reserve list for a Symposium that is full, please email us (as above).