Last updated on 17 August 12

Great Dixter Garden

  4.5/5 (13 ratings)

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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.

Address - Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, England, TN31 6PH
Opening times - April to late October. Daily except Monday (but open Bank Holiday Mondays). Gardens open 11am to 5pm (last admission) House open 2pm to 5pm.
Website - Visit the Great Dixter Garden website

Designers and Influences

This garden has been designed and influenced by Christopher Lloyd, Nathaniel Lloyd

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Reviews and Comments

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  • over 1 year ago Laila Meadows said

    This garden is heaven on earth! It is so beautiful, exquisite - I wanted to stay forever. I love this paradise.

    I have bombarded family and friends with my pictures and my thoughts keep returning there.

    We spoke to three young gardeners working quietly amongst the flowers. They were friendly, polite and knowledgeable and pointed out that the garden is also worth a visit in spring - can't wait.

    A totally unforgettable experience.
    Thank you.

    (5.0/5)
  • over 1 year ago Dave said

    Great afternoon. beds so full you can only just walk down the paths.Colour height and variety amazing.
    Loved it

    (4.0/5)
  • over 2 years ago Mr Vaux said

    This is a great example of an arts and crafts style garden that is a unique and inspiring place

    (5.0/5)
  • almost 3 years ago Paula Fahy said

    Great....on my way to see the alligators.
    The best thing about this garden is that it doesn't conform to all the other 'tasteful' gardens...the colour choices have always ben groundbreaking. I love the fact that it has weeds and no labelling.....on my way...with a sense of humour.

    (5.0/5)
  • almost 3 years ago Lee said

    Visited this past weekend and have to say it was disappointing given the hype around this garden.
    Yes there are wonderful plants but also a huge number of weeds too and no plant labelling.
    It could be we were unfortunate in our timing but the day was saved by the wonderful meadow planting.
    Have to agree with a previous post, the alligators must go.

    (2.0/5)

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