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Great Dixter House & Gardens, Northiam
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The house goes back to 1450 and this is evident . You get the feeling that nothing has been tarted up for visitors and this is one of the attractions of the visit. The house is quite small and the gui... read more »
Great Dixter is a great place to visit if you enjoy inspirational gardens, but several times a year they hold plant fairs which are second to none, a must for any keen gardener.
Accessible by public transport from Rye, the house and gardens of Great Sister are an essential visit if you appreciate historic houses with outstanding gardens. The staff could not have been more acc... read more »
Visited in July. Beautiful informal gardens inspired by wild meadows that are all stunningly arranged around a medieval mansion. Got gardens only tickets and was well worth it. Takes about 90 minutes to visit. Good parking facilities.
Wonderful gardens crammed with plants and flowers located on a hillside in Northiam with an excellent and inexpensive plant nursery with many unusual plants for sale. The only issue I have is that the cafe is a little bit basic
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One of the best and most popular gardens in the South East of England. No gardener worth his or her salt should miss a visit to Great Dixter.
Visited early August. Didn't do the house. The 'sunk' garden was delightful but the rest of the gardens disappointing on the whole. A lot of repetitive planting so generally not much to distinguish the separate areas. Recent planting in rows like soldiers! e.g the sunflowers and what I think were zinnias (didn't look closely). Overall it looks very tired, uncared for and overgrown. The setting is great and perhaps it might be worth visiting in early summer or spring but I wouldn't recommend it as there are so many more interesting and well maintained gardens within easy reach. My two companions, with whom I recently completed a two year horticulture course, were of the same opinion.
Great Dixter has it all: an atmospheric house, an imaginative garden and a jam-packed nursery that can quench your thirst along with your plant envy. It even offers a bouquet of garden symposia. The week-long symposium that I attended tackled topics ranging from designing for garden succession to techniques for plant staking. The expert, intensive instruction, principally by Fergus Garrett, satisfied amateurs and professionals alike. Satisfy is perhaps too weak a word, though. Delight is closer to the truth. The enthusiastic, charming staff cosseted us non-stop. They ushered us on field trips that illuminated not just English gardens but also English gardening life. And they served up splendid meals that were enriched as much by Great Dixter’s luscious produce as by Dixter’s great beauty. The profusion of extras transformed a substantive symposium into a brilliant break. Take it!
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