A Tudor house with a famous twentieth century Arts and Crafts garden. Great Dixter was bought in 1910 by Nathaniel Lloyd, author of books on brickwork and topiary, and was restored by Edwin Lutyens. Nathaniel designed the framework of the garden and it was planted with great flair by his son, Christopher Lloyd, author of many good books on plants and planting. Christopher Lloyd was born at Great Dixter and left the estate to The Great Dixter Trust on his death in 2006. The garden reflects the interests of its creators.
Great Dixter can be visited as part of a London Area Gardenbreak.
Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, England, TN31 6PH
April to late October. Daily except Monday (but open Bank Holiday Mondays). Gardens open 11am to 5pm (last admission) House open 2pm to 5pm.
about 2 years by Laila Meadows 5 / 5This garden is heaven on earth! It is so beautiful, exquisite - I wanted to stay forever. I love this paradise.
about 2 years by Dave 4 / 5Great afternoon. beds so full you can only just walk down the paths.Colour height and variety amazing.
almost 3 years by Mr Vaux 5 / 5This is a great example of an arts and crafts style garden that is a unique and inspiring place
over 3 years by Paula Fahy 5 / 5Great....on my way to see the alligators.
over 3 years by Lee 2 / 5Visited this past weekend and have to say it was disappointing given the hype around this garden.
over 3 years by Anonymous 4 / 5We have visited Great Dixter Gardens on many occasions over the last four years and love the way it changes over the seasons.
over 3 years by Clare 5 / 5Great Dixter offers fantastic day garden courses. I have attended two different study days so far and they have been very informative and fun! There are a variety of topics to choose from and you also spend time in the beautiful gardens with the gardeners. It doesn't matter on your level of knowledge as the courses are enjoyable for all
about 4 years by Sandie garden lover 5 / 5Great Dixter is a sensational garden at all times of year, from spring planting in the meadow through to a wonderful tropical garden in late summer and lovely autumn colour. It has a look as if the gardeners just throw in the seed and let it happen naturally - a look which is very hard to achieve.
about 4 years by Pete 4 / 5first let me add the garden is very very fine. it is packed with different planting. it has a cottagey style which is one I like very much.
almost 5 years by Marian Boswall 5 / 5You are right Adam - for somewhere I visit about once every 6 weeks I -and others- seem to have forgotten to rave about it (perhaps a secret wish to meet less squish amongst the narrow paths.!) How to describe Dixter without sounding over effusive? It's the bees knees, the cats whiskers, the icing on the cake of Kent gardens..
almost 5 years by Charlotte 5 / 5I'd never thought of visiting Great Dixter in the autumn, but did so before it closed this year - it was absolutely fantastic. It's an iconic garden at any time of year, but once you get the autumn hues, it's out of this world. And you have the added advantage of no crowds!
about 5 years by Linden 5 / 5My partner and took a one-day course on Exotic Gardening at Great Dixter, run by Fergus Garrett. I can't praise the day, the man and the place highly enough. We learned so much about what to do, and what not to do, and everything was explained in such an easy to follow way. All the staff with whom we came into contact were so friendly, it was like visiting a large, close family. Clearly working there is a labour of love for everyone involved and the spirit of 'Christo' is everywhere, but nowhere more strongly than the Exotic Garden. The whole place is a profusion of planting, gorgeously extravagant and amazingly well maintained. We have joined as Annual Members and will visit often, even though it's nearly 200 miles round trip. A wonderful day out.
about 5 years by Adam Hodge 5 / 5How come such a popular garden hasn't already collected a catalogue of comments ?
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