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Great Dixter puts protecting the environment and sustainability at the centre of its work – this informs the way we manage our estate and gardens and the decisions we make. Great Dixter and its nursery has gardened peat free since 2007, it grows the majority of its plants, collects its own seed, has a no burn policy, makes over 20 tonnes of compost a year, waters sparingly using borehole water, uses as much of its own wood for building, manages its woodlands in a sustainable regenerative way, uses sustainable heating techniques, recycles and reuses widely through the estate, buys locally, and is forever looking to forward its methods in sustainability.

Our Aims

  • To make conscious decisions on buying and trading sustainably
  • To reduce the use plastic and paper on site.
  • To reuse as much as possible
  • To recycle on and off site as much as possible
  • To continue to garden chemical free
  • To switch to sustainable machinery wherever possible.
  • To continue to produce our own peat free nursery compost
  • To produce all our own garden compost
  • To continue to produce our own stakes, labels, boxes, and use our own wood for repairs where possible
  • To provide a recycling service, and reuse pots
  • To source locally