Great Dixter house and garden open from April onwards

The family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd is something which catches our eyes and have us dreaming of all sorts of glory.

Porch of Great Dixter, Northiam, Sussex, England.

Porch of Great Dixter, Northiam, Sussex, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is an open book of the focus of this man’s energy and enthusiasm which fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.

It is open from April to the end of October, the nursery is open all year round.

The writer and photographer of Small blue green flowers WordPress.com knows to carry us away with her way anti-clockwise from the entrance, passing through the meadow garden, which was over in July, and on to the lawn in front of the lovely 15th or 16th century timber-framed house.

Started by Christopher Lloyd, Great Dixter has been running annual symposia for eighteen years and many participants return – they know they will receive excellent horticultural tuition, but what they hadn’t realised before their first visit was that they would come to be a part of the Dixter family. > for 2016 are planned:

Saturday 2nd July – Saturday 9th July 2016 (12 places) already Full on April 4

Saturday 3rd September – Saturday 10th September 2016 (12 places) 7 left on April 4

Tuesday 1st November – Tuesday 8th November 2016 (8 places) Full on April 4

> Great- Dixter

> Great Dixter’s Garden Garden tour, design and structure, plants and planting, and more…

> Behind the Scenes: April

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Preceding: Get the lenses out to getting closer again

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