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Great Dixter House & Gardens

Great Dixter High Park Close, Northiam TN31 6PH, England
+44 1797 254044
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It has gone downhill

I am not alone in thinking that Great Dixter is not what it was,the other reviews tell the same... read more

Reviewed yesterday
661099 .
It's supposed to be wild and natural. Stunning in every way.

It's supposed to be wild and natural. Stunning in every way. Not a traditional cottage garden but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stargate128
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sunken garden” (15 reviews)
“three rooms” (17 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"
in 76 reviews
"sunken garden"
in 15 reviews
"three rooms"
in 17 reviews
"every corner"
in 16 reviews
"garden tour"
in 5 reviews
"plant fair"
in 5 reviews
"for sale"
in 22 reviews
"open to the public"
in 16 reviews
"refreshment area"
in 5 reviews
"late summer"
in 6 reviews
"plants and flowers"
in 5 reviews
"different areas"
in 8 reviews
"head gardener"
in 12 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 29 reviews
"old house"
in 9 reviews
"flower beds"
in 7 reviews
"plant nursery"
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not alone in thinking that Great Dixter is not what it was,the other reviews tell the same story.I first came here in the 1970's so I do know a little about the garden and how it has changed. The real reason it is...More

Thank 661099 .
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's supposed to be wild and natural. Stunning in every way. Not a traditional cottage garden but even better. The garden starts of slowly in Spring to glorious daffs and tulips. The boarders rise each month until the are over shoulder height. This is not...More

Thank stargate128
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The gardens and house are obviously run by a charity and staffed by enthusiastic volunteers and all credit to them but the gardens in particular were disappointing. Many areas, including the topiary lawn had been left as wild flower meadows which did not show the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small group of us visited the gardens. I'd been there many years ago so couldn't remember too much about it. I knew the place didn't have manicured gardens so knew what to expect. And I liked the idea of some areas being left to...More

1  Thank LALLYSTU
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Great Dixter had been over a year in planning. Web site pics and more had been seen. Expectations were high. But I could not believe how bad it was. Overcrowded, unkempt, overgrown, untended, paths almost impassable with plants growing and falling across...More

1  Thank brianjp2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For many years I have wanted to see Great Dixter and I was dreadfully disappointed by the state of the gardens during my June visit. A couple of areas were well done, but most of the garden rooms/areas were let go burying specimen plants and...More

2  Thank menardjayne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been waiting a longtime to visit Great Dixter having seen it on the TV and from friends who have visited. After a two and a half hour journey I am sorry to say I was a little disappointed. Some parts were rather untidy...More

1  Thank weareladies
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Dixter House and Gardens was our first and happily only bump in the day's drive itinerary. We walked about, saw a film and a couple of open buildings there- not part of the admission ticket sector. Before we took on our purpose, a most...More

Thank preglad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointing to find the gardens untidy and unkempt. The cynic in me says it is cheap to allow lawn to run wild and call it wild flower meadow. Many of the main gardens were riddled with weed plants, although I admit there was colour...More

2  Thank anb443
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very lovely and special garden. The topiary is stunning, the planting daring and the old house forms a lovely background. We also had a light lunch here. A bit of planning to get here from London without a car, train + train...More

Thank Lena P
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jogon c
6 January 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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joenelson2015
24 October 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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FiJohn
8 June 2016|
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Response from Jennifer R | Reviewed this property |
Iwould allow at least 3 hours to appreciate everything
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