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Great Dixter House and Gardens

Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH

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Great Dixter House and Gardens


Great Dixter, birthplace, home and passion of gardening writer the late Christopher Lloyd was built c1450 and boasts one of the largest surviving timber-framed halls in the country. Of particular note is the antique furniture and needlework collection.

Sir Edwin Lutyens was employed to restore the house and gardens in 1910. The gardens are now the hallmark of Christopher Lloyd, with a variety of clipped topiary, wild meadow flowers, mixed borders (including the famous Long Border), ponds and the exuberant Exotic Garden.

Plant nursery and gift shop.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Gardens only£8.00 per ticket
Gardens only£2.50 per ticket
House & Gardens£10.00 per ticket
House & Gardens£3.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • 802bernardr
      Beckenham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great gardens & helpful staff & Volunteers
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 13th August 2019
      We went to Great Dixter on our wedding anniversary to explore and get ideas from the garden that was designed by the late Christopher Lloyd who we’d seen on Gardeners World (BBC) many times. The... Read full review
    • coopsar230
      Newmarket, United Kingdom
      Wonderful....such a pleasure!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 13th August 2019
      Had been wanting to visit for years so was not disappointed! Arrived approx 11am on a Sunday. Very busy by 12..... we walked the gardens first and then the 3 rooms open in the house. The nursery is... Read full review
    • Jo H
      Deal, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      A feast for the eyes
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 15th August 2019
      Lovely landscaping with plenty of 'rooms', mainly cottage garden style but nice to see some larger specimens, trees and exotic garden was very densely planted! Plenty of staff around to speak to... 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
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
    • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
    • Toilets

    Languages spoken

    • Dutch spoken
    • Flemish spoken
    • French spoken
    • German spoken
    • Russian 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
    • Max group size - 100
    • Min group size - 10
    • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
    • Special group rates
    • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free
    • Visa accepted

    Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    • Dutch printed material

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed Towards Families

    Tours and Demonstrations

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

    Opening Times

    2019 season (28 Mar 2019 - 25 Oct 2019)
    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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