Great Dixter House and Gardens

Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH

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The Long Border at Great Dixter, Northiam, near Rye. © Carol Casselden

About

Please read this information and book before visiting.

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Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden of world renown, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.

Facilities

Our shops sells a selection of tools, as well as books by Christopher Lloyd and other authors, pottery, knitted items, jams and chutneys, confectionery, greetings cards, post cards, and wooden products made at Great Dixter.

Refreshments are available from the Loggia Café, and include baguettes, salad pots, quiches and cakes, ice creams and hot and cold drinks. 

Picnics may be eaten on the grassy car parks where there are picnic tables.

Accessibility

Disabled parking is located in the small car park opposite the ticket office. Disabled passengers may be set down at the ticket office before car is parked in the car park.

The garden is accessed by hardened paths, and slopes with some ramps. Steps at a number of points may be difficult; see map.

In the house there is good access to the ground floor, the Great Hall and Parlour. Access to the Solar via steep stairs with handrail. Access to the Yeomans Hall has five steps and a handrail. 

There are two adapted WCs on level ground near ticket office and on level ground near shop.

Two wheelchairs are available for use, please contact office in advance to book one on 01797 252878 during weekday office hours. 

Some areas of the garden are not suitable for mobility vehicles, please take the greatest care in deciding to access narrow paths. The staff will be happy to help you should you encounter difficulties during your visit.

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Guide Prices

Please visit website for prices.

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Recent Reviews:

  • papaglowing
    england
    A great Gardening experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 30th September 2021
    What a fantastic experience. Fergal and his team have built on what Christopher Lloyd developed which is really wonderful. We've not visited in September before, only in the spring and summer.. It... Read full review
  • PollyGarden03
    Oban, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wonderful and exciting
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th October 2021
    This is not a garden for those who enjoy the somewhat static planting at National Trust properties, this is a garden for gardeners and lovers of alternative planting. To some it may look overgrown... Read full review
  • carolewT4641BB
    Getting up close to nature in an amazing garden.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th October 2021
    What an amazing garden and so many bees and beautiful planting. We loved the fact there were so many plants all mixed together giving an amazing natural display with such a variety of colour. Lots of... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A28. Located 0.5 miles north of Northiam. Turn off the A28 at the Post Office in the village and follow the signs.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway station is Hastings and Rye.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Free wheelchair loan available – please book in advance.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • German spoken
  • Turkish spoken

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 02:00
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.At owner's discretion when group pre-books.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups - in house only
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals - in house only

Opening Times

* In these times of frequent change, please check the website directly for opening times and information.

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