The gardens at Great Dixter were created in 1910 by English architect Edwin Lutyens, in the manner of cottage gardens on a grander scale. The gardens are set in the grounds of the manor house, first built in 1220 and added to in 1464. The house boasts an impressive timber-framed hall, one of the largest surviving in the UK. The Great Hall's roof with its oak frame and crown post, is of particular note. It is decorated with carved shields and contains a fireplace, one of Lutyens additions. The gardens and home are owned by well known gardening author and lecturer Christopher Lloyd.
Text © Barbara Ballard 2001
For full information on the garden visit www.destinations-uk.com, www.destinations-uk.com/gardens.php?link=gardens&coun... Dixter Gardens, Sussex and www.greatdixter.co.uk/
Since Christopher Lloyd's death your support will ensure the preservation of his historic house. The Great Dixter Charitable Trust is committed to maintaining the site as an innovative centre for horticulture and plantsmanship. In May 2009 the Trust was successful in raising funding to acquire the 60% share in the estate outside their ownership. With a further generous donation they were also able to buy Nathaniel Lloyd’s Dixter farm buildings.
For more information on how you can help, please visit www.greatdixter.co.uk/friends.htm