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 are managed in the traditional manner 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 £1 million a year to run. Around £700,000 of this comes from visitor, nursery and event income but the remaining £300,000 has to be found from donations as the Trust receives no regular public subsidy.

You can help fill this gap by making a donation, becoming a Friend or leaving a legacy. Your kind contribution will help secure Great Dixter in perpetuity for everyone to enjoy.

Every year Great Dixter carries out projects made possible through donations. These fund the trust’s gardener training programme as well as activities in the house and garden. Work includes repairing garden buildings, buying new plants and equipment and conserving historic artefacts in the house.

If you are a UK citizen follow the link below:

I am a UK taxpayer wishing to donate with Gift Aid

If you are a US citizen follow the link below 

I am a U.S. taxpayer wishing to receive a tax deduction for my gift

For further information, please contact Linda Jones:

Tel: +44 (0) 1797 254048
Email: [email protected]

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