Great Dixter

I’m sharing a garden from my trip to England in May with you today, Great Dixter, the garden of Christopher Lloyd…

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Lloyd was born at Great Dixter and lived his entire life here, taking on the responsibilities of the garden from his mother in 1946.  He was a pioneer in developing mixed borders and his planting style continues…

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He was an author and published many books including The Mixed Border in the Modern Garden and Foliage Plants.  Lloyd said “the best gardens are a personal expression” and his gardens stand testament to that even to this day…

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I loved all the passages between garden rooms…

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I loved the many different ways he incorporated walls into gardens…

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There are many places to sit and enjoy the surroundings…

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Wildflower meadow and topiaries…

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Mown path takes you across…

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In 2003 Christopher Lloyd established the Great Dixter Charitable Trust  which ensures that the place he was so devoted to would flourish and remain an inspiration for many gardeners.  Ferguson Garrett, head gardener for over twenty years, worked alongside Lloyd and has run the garden since Mr. Lloyd’s death.

In the wall garden I was drawn to the unique paved area at its center…

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I could tell that there was some sort of pattern there…

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Further examination revealed…

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I knew this place was special!

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Comments

  1. Beautiful!!!!

  2. I love the unusual surprise in a garden, and the stone pathways are perfect! I also adore all of the greens in the first photo. So springy-summery!

  3. Gorgeous garden! And I love your cute shoes, too. Have a great week.

  4. Great article.