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 world-class 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.

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


Saturday 27th January – Saturday 3rd February 2018 (8 places) Full

Saturday 30th June – Saturday 7th July 2018 (12 places) Full

Saturday 8th September – Saturday 15th September 2018 (12 places) Full

Saturday 3rd November – Saturday 10th November 2018 (8 places) Full


Sunday 10th February – Sunday 17th February 2019 (8 places) Full

Saturday 18th May – Saturday 25th May 2019 (12 places) Full

Saturday 14th September – Saturday 21st September 2019 (12 places) Full

Saturday 2nd November – Saturday 9th November 2019 (8 places) 1 left

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).