Sunday, October 9, 2016

Great Dixter Garden

Great Dixter house and gardens are located in East Sussex, Great Britain. They were the home of legendary gardening writer, Christopher Lloyd. Every nook and cranny of the garden's six acres is crammed with flowering plants. This gives the garden abundant color and texture. Plants seem to dance together here. As Lloyd himself wrote, "If I think a yellow candelabrum of mullein will look good rising from a quilt of pink phlox, I'll put it there."

The gardens are open from the end of March to the end of October, daily from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The house is open from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Cost of admission for adults is 11.55 pounds, and for children, 1.65 pounds.


  1. It does look like it's bursting at the seams with flowers.

  2. Hi Sherry - it isn't far away from here .. but is not on a direct route to other places ... but really I should be visiting sometime next year. It is near SmallHythe, I've just posted about in connection with Ellen Terry ... I shall do both in 2017!

    Cheers - and Christopher Lloyd was an incredible 'gardener' - a designer, come historical chronicler of English gardens in the 20th Century ... cheers again! Hilary

    1. I hope you do get to visit this garden! I'm sure you enjoy it immensely!

  3. the sheer volume and density of the flowers looks awesome. How lovely indeed. I want to have tea in the garden

  4. Wow! This garden is so full of gorgeous colors! So beautiful!

  5. My wife would love this please. She adores proper English gardens.