In September, there’s no better garden in England than the one at Great Dixter, the family home of gardener and garden writer Christopher Lloyd (1921-2006). Today, the garden is cultivated in the spirt of Lloyd by Head Gardener Fergus Garrett and a team, including interns, which never hesitates in a forward-looking approach that embraces new plants and fresh ideas.
In today’s garden column in the Greenville News, I use Great Dixter’s pot displays as a lead in for information on creating fall containers, so it’s the perfect time for a closer look at this iconic garden. Details and a map of the garden can be found on Great Dixter’s website, but here, I would like to let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy!
Pot display at the home’s front door.
The Sunk Garden and Barn Garden looking towards the house.
The Sunk Garden and Barn Garden looking towards the White Barn.
The Sunk Garden and Barn Garden looking towards the Meadow Garden (beyond the yew hedge).
The Walled Garden looking towards the enty into the Sunk Garden and Barn Garden.
The entry from the Walled Garden into the Blue Garden.
The Nursery Sales Shop.
Exiting the Nursery, looking across the Topiary Lawn towards the house.
The stairway entry to the Exotic Garden.
The Long Border seen from the Orchard.
The grass and meadow of the Orchard from the Long Border.
The vegetable area within the High Garden.
Overlooking the Peacock Topiary from the High Garden.
One last glance…