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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

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 avialable 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.

Guide Prices

Please visit website for prices.

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4.5 of 5 stars
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    • Very Good
      151
    • Average
      65
    • Poor
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    • Terrible
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    Recent Reviews:

    • John L
      Colchester, United Kingdom
      Outstanding
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 5th October 2019
      We visited Great Dixter on Thursday 3rd October. As a trained horticulturalist (albeit in commercial horticulture) I can honestly say this is one of the best, if not the best garden I have ever... Read full review
    • Dennis T
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Intriguing and varied gardens
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 10th October 2019
      Even in October, Great Comp was a fascinating garden with attractive beds of flowers in many places. The whole is really a varied complex of gardens set around an old manor house. Around any corner... Read full review
    • Malcolm C
      Bagshot, United Kingdom
      It's been said so many times before - Very good, but beware
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 12th October 2019
      Michael F has highlighted some serious issues for those with less mobility. My wife and I, while oldish in mid 70s, are fortunate in being reasonably active and mobile. The path down from the house... 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

    2020 season (28 Mar 2020 - 25 Oct 2020)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*
    Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*

    * Gardens 11.00 to 5.00pm (last admission)
    House 2.00 to 5.00pm

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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