Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and 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.
The house was furnished by Nathaniel and Daisy Lloyd with a mix of solid, hand-crafted furniture that they picked up from salerooms and dealers, much of it dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They chose tapestries to decorate the walls of the older part of the house and Daisy developed a taste for collecting samplers. Her embroidery skills, and those of her children, were employed to make cushions and seat covers much of which remains in the house to this day.
Events held at Great Dixter include Spring and Autumn plant fairs & the Christmas fair and Dachshund show. Study days and week-long symposia with Fergus Garratt also take place in the house.
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday and bank holiday Mondays. 11am -5pm. Open Saturday 28th March 2020 - Closing Sunday 25th October 2020
Admission Rates: House & Garden £13.00. garden only £11.00.
Facilities: Loggia, serving teas, coffees, cakes, sandwiches & salads.
Disabled Access: Please see website for access map.
Special Events: Spring & Autumn plant fair. Christmas fair and Daschund show.
Coach Parking: 3 morning & 3 afternoon coach parking spaces. Coach booking essential. Free car parking.
Length of visit: 2 - 2 ½ hours
Booking Contact: Ellie Cochrane 01797 254 042
Location: Northiam, East Sussex, TN31 6PH
Updated: December 2019