Support Us

Christopher Lloyd formed the Great Dixter Charitable Trust in 2004. Today Dixter inspires visitors with its exuberant and dynamic style of gardening. The surrounding estate with its meadows and ancient woodland is managed traditionally to maximise biodiversity and sustainability.

Great Dixter represents a meeting of two worlds – the ornamental and the managed amongst the natural and the wild. Today, Fergus Garrett builds on Christopher Lloyd’s legacy by passing on the skills and knowledge required to future generations.

The garden, house, and education programme cost the Trust over £2 million a year to run.

Around £1.2 million of this comes from visitor, nursery, and event income but the remaining £800,000 has to be found from donations as the Trust receives no regular public subsidy.

Dixter relies on its Friends to help maintain its unique environment and support a horticultural training programme for gardeners of all ages and backgrounds.

Please help us to continue this work by becoming a Friend of Great Dixter or by exploring the options below. 

Come and Visit Us!

Day Tickets 2024

Adult Ticket £16.00

Child Ticket  £5.00 (5-15 yrs)

Tickets are sold on arrival;

there is no pre booking.


Great Dixter is run by an independent charitable trust and is funded by its own activities and donations.
You can help by making a donation, becoming a Friend or leaving a bequest.

Leave a legacy

The creation of a reserve fund to support running costs is key to our continued ability to train gardeners and maintain the innovative, intensive plantings and high standards of horticulture practiced in this important garden. By leaving a legacy or by making a gift in memory of a loved one, you are supporting our work.

Become a Friend or renew an existing Friendship

Free entry to the house and garden for yourself and a companion. To become a Friend or to renew your friendship.

Make a friend a Friend

Gift a Friendship to someone you know who would love the benefits of being a Friend of Great Dixter.

North American Friends of Great Dixter

The purpose of the North American Friends of Great Dixter (NAFGD) is to support and promote the activities of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust. This page gives more information on how you can become involved.

The 2024 Appeal

During this year, it is hoped that lots of people who enjoy and value this very special place – whether it is the plants or the people or both – will give £24 (or more) to help it continue to reach its high standards. Your generosity will help us to cover the escalating costs of wages and utilities we are struggling to meet. 

Business Supporting Nature

Business Supporting Nature – Great Dixter is inviting businesses to join with us to support an exceptional place for nature – biodiversity at Great Dixter.

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