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Great Dixter House and Gardens

Rother

Type:Garden

Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH

Tel: +44 01797 252878

Great Dixter House and Gardens

About

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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • 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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    308
  • Very Good
    137
  • Average
    59
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    15

Recent Reviews:

  • littlegracie
    bucks
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th October 2018
    A lovely Autumn visit to Great Dixter, still plenty of colour in the garden. Tour of the house was interesting but a little tedious, the three rooms had different guides but they kept repeating what... Read full review
  • Alison M
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fascinating gardens and house a bonus!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th October 2018
    We visited Great Dixter on a beautiful Aumtun day and enjoyed wandering around the different gardens and all the spashes of colour that were still present. Talked to one of the gardeners who was very... Read full review
  • Beth D
    Fairview, Texas
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fabulous Gardens - with the House as a Bonus
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018
    Great Dixter is a combination of three houses - a 1450 medieval great hall, a parlor and large upstairs communal bedroom (complete with a peey window to watch the workers downstairs) and a farmhouse... 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.

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