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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


Great Dixter has reopened its garden (though not its whole site). Please read this information and book before visiting.

You may like to book onto one of the new online lectures delivered by the professionals at Great Dixter.


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.


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.


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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Peteski2016
      Doha, Qatar
      Amazing garden..bring your camera
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th January 2020
      My sister brought me here for a tour on a recent trip to England and it was facinating and beautiful. Bring your camera becasue the garden is just beautiful as is the house. I took lots of pictures... Read full review
    • holidaysr4relaxing
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Beautiful garden
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 14th February 2020
      We found ourselves here on a wet day in August when our family boat trip was cancelled due to bad weather. The garden is a delight and the shop and cafe were very sweet. We did not go into the house... Read full review
    • JohnThompson2014
      East Molesey, United Kingdom
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 12th June 2020
      The most amazing and beautiful creation by Christopher Lloyd -- a must-see if you love gardens, now open again to the public. Words fail me to describe how wonderful this place is and how it lifts... 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.



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


    • 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)
    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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