Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sizzling September at Great Dixter! Late summer garden visits

Great Dixter is looking absolutely wonderful at the moment - especially the Exotic Garden - so get there if you can this month to see vibrant colours and bursting borders! Open every day except Monday from 11.00 - 17.00. Garden admission is £8.25 (adult); £4.40 for children. 
Great Dixter remains open until 28 October, but it's good to visit at any time during the open season. For spring pictures, click here, and for late autumn pictures, click here. And if you want to attend a day course on Exotic Gardening on Monday, 24th September, with head gardener, Fergus Garrett, check out the Dixter website. The annual plant fair takes place on the weekend of 6th and 7th October, from 11.00-16.00.

For more garden visits, click here


  1. Great Dixter is a very pretty garden, and WOW that photo at the top of the page is absolutely incredible. Thankyou so much for sharing.

  2. Gosh it is looking lush. Lovely.

  3. the garden looks amazing! wow. What colour display!

  4. Hallo,
    i visited Great Dixter in June and the garden was really beautiful.
    Thank you for showing new photos from this garden.
    Greetings from Germany

  5. It's been many years since I last visited Great Dixter. I do remember the planting as being spectacularly beautiful but also that the garden felt very claustrophobic. The plants were very in-your-face as you side-stepped about tiny little paths - there was no open area from which to view them. I love little squeezy paths as long as there's a contrasting open area as relief, something that Little Sparta does very well. Sometimes in design you need to watch the hole, not just the donut! But perhaps it's changed since Lloyd's time?

  6. Great Dixter is one of the many places I have ‘visited’ through TV, but never seen for real, I so wish I could go there, the whole ethos is very inspiring. Thanks for fabulous photos.

  7. Looks like the drought is long gone! Beautiful plants, and beautiful photos, too.