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Red, White and Blue (+ a Little Yellow) at Great Dixter

Explore June 7th #483 - 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, Dixter Gardens, Sussex and


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Taken on April 28, 2009