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Great Dixter House & Gardens

Great Dixter High Park Close, Northiam TN31 6PH, England
+44 1797 254044
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Plant fair

Went to go to plant fair but when we got there we were disappointed to find that we would have to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lyn523
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Hastings, United Kingdom
via mobile
A stunningly beautiful garden!

Christopher Lloyd and his successor Fergus Garrett have their own style and have produced a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DP1066
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Hastings, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunken garden” (15 reviews)
“every corner” (16 reviews)
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Great Dixter High Park Close, Northiam TN31 6PH, England
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+44 1797 254044
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"christopher lloyd"
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"sunken garden"
in 15 reviews
"every corner"
in 16 reviews
"three rooms"
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"garden tour"
in 5 reviews
"plant fair"
in 5 reviews
"for sale"
in 21 reviews
"open to the public"
in 16 reviews
"refreshment area"
in 5 reviews
"late summer"
in 6 reviews
"different areas"
in 8 reviews
"plants and flowers"
in 5 reviews
"head gardener"
in 11 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 29 reviews
"plant nursery"
in 6 reviews
"flower beds"
in 7 reviews
"old house"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to go to plant fair but when we got there we were disappointed to find that we would have to pay 9.50 each to enter field past nursery that is free to enter you had to pay for full house visit to get to...More

Thank lyn523
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Christopher Lloyd and his successor Fergus Garrett have their own style and have produced a stunningly beautiful garden that can be visited most of the year. The garden is full of surprises and completely lacks formality. To understand the planting it is almost essential to...More

Thank DP1066
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Visited at the end of February for one of their early spring opening weekends. Lovely bright crisp day with the light showing off their crocus meadows and large unusual snowdrop varieties scattered through their borders to excellent effect. A perfect time of year to visit...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Christopher Lloyd and being given a personal guided tour of Great Dixter. I am appalled at the number of negative comments. Christopher NEVER planted the garden to appeal to the masses. It is the garden he...More

2  Thank Bentleyboy68
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed Dixter and the different garden areas each offer something to learn from every corner. I love how the planting creates intimate enclosed spaces, overflowing onto paths and in all spaces but still well looked after and organised. The cafe on site sells...More

Thank Bridgette M
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Worth a visit - some lovely parts of the garden. A blissful spot. Really good use of pots to build displays. It needed a little attention - some of the garden was repetitive and overgrown. A really impressive fig trained up a wall - amazing....More

2  Thank Sophie J
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

I have been keen to visit Great Dixter for ages but was not expecting what was on offer last week in October. A sea of colour everywhere. Fabulous Dahlias but also many other plants in flower. A really invigorating experience amongst numerous unique buildings and...More

2  Thank MandCF
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

The splendid Lutyens-designed house perches proudly above the Sussex Weald, surrounded by extensive gardens. We came for the plant fair (highly recommended) but stayed to wander round the characterful grounds. The plants were surprisingly abundant for so late in the season and very colourful. The...More

1  Thank sussexrowmark
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Visiting a garden in early October can prove to be a disappointment and it certainly was at Sissinghurst. However, we drove on to Great Dixter and what a contrast. The flower beds were packed full of vibrant colour which inspired us to come home and...More

1  Thank Helen H
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Lovely to come back to the garden after a few years. Plants are looking lush although some areas are so overgrown that it's impossible to walk into them. Considering the average age of the visitors it means that many cannot access all areas which is...More

Thank Cags63
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jogon c
January 6, 2018|
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Response from Latin1954 | Reviewed this property |
It is a special place but it isn't the only place worth visiting in Sussex. When I return to this area I will certainly stay somewhere locally and make the visit worthwhile. Do heed the comments made by others - it can be... More
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October 24, 2017|
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Response from sussexrowmark | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Rye is a little distance away but would be an exceptionally pretty and historic choice. I have not stayed there but the food and ambience at The Bear Hotel are excellent.
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Iwould allow at least 3 hours to appreciate everything
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