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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.


Today’s opening hours

30 March - 27 October: Tuesday to Sunday closed Monday except bank holidays Garden 11-5pm house 1-4pm.



30 March - 27 October: Tuesday to Sunday closed Monday except bank holidays Garden 11-5pm house 1-4pm.

Find Us
Find us

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.


Historic Houses members visit for free.

House and Garden tickets:

Adult: £11.50 Child (5-15): £2.50 Children under 5: free

Gardens only:

Adult: £9.50 Child (5-15): 2.00 Children under 5: free

More admission details

  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

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.

Things to See

Upcoming events

21 Oct 2019

Behind the Scenes at Great Dixter

Lewis Bosher has been deputy head gardener at Great Dixter since 2014 and has gardened here for over 10 years initially coming as an apprentice.

Each month he will lead a guided walk around the garden highlighting plants of interest or in flower and give an overview of the tasks that are happening in in the garden that month in order to achieve the Dixter look. During the afternoon you will stop and meet the gardeners in the borders who will explain the work they are carrying out.

Includes light refreshments.

Price: £45 per person


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