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Great Dixter House & Gardens

Christopher Lloyd's mesmerising garden built around a fifteenth century house extended by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH

Carron Nightingale photo of Great Dixter Gardens

Experience this house

Visit

Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Accessibility

Parking: level access to garden, over grass and track. 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.

Garden: hardened paths, slopes with some ramps. Steps at a number of points may be difficult; see map.
House: good access to 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. A folder containing photographs and descriptive text of the Yeomans Hall and Solar is available.
Shop: access possible, level surface. Picnic tables available. Level access.

Adapted WCs: adapted WCs on level ground near ticket office and on level ground near shop.

Wheelchairs: Please note that some areas of the garden are not easily accessed by wheelchair users and those pushing wheelchairs or pushchairs. Two wheelchairs are available to borrow, please contact office in advance to book one tel. 01797 252878 email. ticketoffice@greatdixter.co.uk during weekday office hours

Route maps are provided for wheelchair users, please ask at the Ticket Office on arrival. Please note that some areas of the garden are not easily accessed by wheelchair users.
Mobility Vehicles: some areas of the garden are not suitable for mobility vehicles or wheelchairs, 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.

An accessibility map is available from the ticket office on arrival at Great Dixter.

Narrow paths:
In August and September the garden is at its fullest and as a consequence some paths are narrow and difficult to navigate, particularly in a wheelchair or with a pushchair. We cannot do much about this without a fairly significant change to the ethos behind the planting, so advise if this is likely to be a problem that these months are avoided. It should be said however that many parts of the garden are accessible in these months and we certainly don’t want to discourage wheelchair users and people with push chairs from coming during this time.

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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, a centre of education, and a place of pilgramge for horticulturists from across the world.

Individual tickets can be purchased on the day and do not need to be booked in advance

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Between 28th March – 29 October, we are open Tuesday – Sunday as well as Bank Holiday Mondays.

The Garden is open between 11am – 5pm
The Shop is open between 11am – 5pm
The House is open between 11am – 4pm
The Loggia cafe is open between 10.30am – 5pm

The Nursery is open daily (Monday – Sunday) 9am – 5pm

Tickets will need to be purchased in advance via the property website.

 

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.
Any accompanying non-members can purchase tickets from our kiosk.

House and Garden tickets:
Adult: £14.50
Child (5-15): £4.00
Children under 5: free

Gardens only:
Adult: £13.00
Child (5-15): £3.50
Children under 5: free

If you would like to visit frequently to appreciate the gardens through the season, you may be interested in purchasing an annual ticket. Price are below:
One person: £32.50
Two persons: £44.50 (ticket holder and guest)
Family: £46.60 (2 adults, 2 children aged 5-15 years)
These can be purchased from our kiosk or online: https://www.greatdixter.co.uk/donate/annual-ticket/29.5/credit-card

Group Visits

To bring a group to Great Dixter, please contact our Team
Email: groupbookings@greatdixter.co.uk

Once you have contacted us and we have checked availability.
We accept payments by credit/debit card and bank transfer.

Notice for booked groups:
We have two booking slots, between: 11-1.30pm and between 2pm-4.30pm.

The leader or coach driver must call our ticket office (01797 254049) approximately 15 minutes before arriving at Great Dixter. This is so that we can ensure that a Coach Parking Assistant is ready to help you park safely.

Coaches must not be left idling. Once parked, engines must be off.

Unfortunately, Great Dixter cannot accept un-booked groups.

Booked groups will receive written confirmation from our bookings team.

Early bird visits—outside normal opening hours:
Where possible, we are happy to accommodate group visits before our normal opening time of 11am. Coaches arriving between 9am to 11am will be charged at the following prices:

House and Gardens:
Adult: £18.00

Gardens only:
Adult: £16.50

Garden tours:
Treat your group to a one-hour tour of the garden with a member of the Great Dixter gardening team. These tours will take place upon arrival. Maximum group size 25. Tour price: £150.00 including VAT, or £300.00 with our Head Gardener Fergus Garrett.

Our special group rate applies when the group size is 25 or more, and entrance to the House is between 2pm and 5pm.
Adult: £10.50, Child: £10.50.

We also offer group tours outside of normal opening hours. For more information, please see our website.

Garden Tours: Treat your group to a one-hour tour of the garden with a member of the Great Dixter gardening team. These tours will take place upon arrival. Maximum group size 25. Tour price: £100.00 including VAT.

for the latest information.
Accessibility

Parking: level access to garden, over grass and track. 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.

Garden: hardened paths, slopes with some ramps. Steps at a number of points may be difficult; see map.
House: good access to 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. A folder containing photographs and descriptive text of the Yeomans Hall and Solar is available.
Shop: access possible, level surface. Picnic tables available. Level access.

Adapted WCs: adapted WCs on level ground near ticket office and on level ground near shop.

Wheelchairs: Please note that some areas of the garden are not easily accessed by wheelchair users and those pushing wheelchairs or pushchairs. Two wheelchairs are available to borrow, please contact office in advance to book one tel. 01797 252878 email. ticketoffice@greatdixter.co.uk during weekday office hours

Route maps are provided for wheelchair users, please ask at the Ticket Office on arrival. Please note that some areas of the garden are not easily accessed by wheelchair users.
Mobility Vehicles: some areas of the garden are not suitable for mobility vehicles or wheelchairs, 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.

An accessibility map is available from the ticket office on arrival at Great Dixter.

Narrow paths:
In August and September the garden is at its fullest and as a consequence some paths are narrow and difficult to navigate, particularly in a wheelchair or with a pushchair. We cannot do much about this without a fairly significant change to the ethos behind the planting, so advise if this is likely to be a problem that these months are avoided. It should be said however that many parts of the garden are accessible in these months and we certainly don’t want to discourage wheelchair users and people with push chairs from coming during this time.

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH

Great Dixter House and Gardens is located in Northiam, approximately half a mile off of the A28, which runs through the village. Follow the brown tourist signs.

For those travelling by public transport, the nearest train stations to Northiam with connecting buses are Rye and Hastings. Buses run directly to Northiam (Monday to Saturday) from Rye, Hastings and Tenterden.

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Great Dixter Garden topiary in the garden

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