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Great Dixter in Spring time.

2016 Year Of The Garden

Great Dixter, a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from around the world.  The garden was designed by architect Edwin Lutyens as a number of ‘rooms’ and developed in the 20th century by the gardener and gardening writer, Christopher Lloyd.

Great Dixter is known for some of the most exciting planting in England and features the famous long border with clever succession planting, flower meadow and an orchard.  Stroll in and out of the garden rooms; each one has something different.

Look up as you enter the Peacock Garden with its 18 topiary birds, towering above the Michaelmas daisy hedges.  Explore the garden before you visit by downloading the interactive map from the website and while you’re online book one of the study days held throughout the season.

Pashley Manor Gardens

Dahlia Debut at Pashley Manor Gardens - 6 - 11 September 2016

Over 40 varieties of this diverse perennial are planted throughout the garden at Pashley Manor; new plantings of pinks in the Rose Garden, sunny yellows in the Golden Beds, whites in the Elizabethan Garden, purples in the Pool Garden and more.

The pièce de resistance is the hot reds and oranges, interspersed with darker burgundy and complemented by the second flowering of roses, canna lilies, late flowering perennials and other annuals, in the magnificent herbaceous borders, which are at their best at this time of year. 

Bloms Bulbs will be at Pashley with a gorgeous display of potted dahlias, giving advice and taking orders and Pashley’s gardeners will be giving talks on dahlias and dahlia cultivation demonstrations. 

Whether you want to learn more about dahlias or just enjoy the eye-catching displays of these vivid, multi-hued blooms do come and spend a day in the gardens during this week of fantastic late summer colour.

Throughout the Year – The National Gardens Scheme (gardens open for charity)

An opportunity to visit real English gardens as homeowners open their gates to visitors.  Over 3,000 outstanding gardens to visit throughout England, many of these are privately owned and not normally open to the public.

A sheer delight for any visitor who wants to see real England gardens within a relaxed, homely atmosphere.  Some even offer tea and homemade cake!

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