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.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Please visit website for prices.

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Recent Reviews:

  • 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
  • Juanita2154se15
    Fabulous gardens and rude staff
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th November 2021
    The gardens are just fabulous and faultless. Lucklily the whole place is a working garden and no sign of a corporate make over. We just visited the Christmas Fair and the whole place is let down by... Read full review
  • X6134LKwills
    Trip Type:
    Business
    Magical
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th December 2021
    The area manned by that chap Wachter was real go juice and all! Great Dixter has become my little gem of a hideaway. 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

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 02:00
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.At owner's discretion when group pre-books.
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Opening Times

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

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Events

Saturday, 26th February 2022 - Sunday, 27th February 2022

Saturday, 5th March 2022 - Sunday, 6th March 2022

snowdrops at Great DixterWinter opening weekendA chance to visit Great Dixter in winter.
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