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The Great Dixter Gardens


By cedille


Last spring, I was lucky enough to go with the teacher of the RHS course I was taking to the wonderful garden of the Great Dixter.

Never had a garden filled me with such wonder and amazement as this one did. The place is packed with extraordinary plants and being accompanied by someone who knew so much about plants was just perfect. Here are some of the pictures I took that day.


Volunteers working on the Sunken Garden

Dipsacus fullonum

Acaena Pirri pirri


An ancient variety of Clematis

Astrianta major


Now that’s what I call composting!

Helichrysum bractata

Hydrangea serrata

Lilium martagon

Nigella curiosity

Nigella curiosity


Papaver orientalis

My friend demonstrating the large size of this Ricinus!


The sunken garden – love the use of pots typical of this garden


The front of the house

Dierama pulcherrimum (Angel’s fishing rope) – probably the most beautiful flower I have ever seen.

A cherry tree trained on a wall!

Verbena bonariensis

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what fabulous photos, lovely place too!

21 Mar, 2012


Lovely pics there

21 Mar, 2012


Simply stunning!! Thanks for sharing.

22 Mar, 2012


I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Great Dixter. The grounds and buildings look interesting. Very nice photos and such colourful plants. (I wouldn't like to turn that compost heap lol)

22 Mar, 2012


Fantastic it.....a great fan of the late "Christo" :-)

22 Mar, 2012


Never had a chance to go there - lovely photos. I especially liked the combination of Eryngium and Poppies (the one after the compost heap).
Thank you for sharing:)

22 Mar, 2012


Wonderful pictures and what a fabulous garden,somewhere I've always wanted to go too, thanks for sharing :-))

22 Mar, 2012


wow! you take amazing pictures. You are very skilled and those flowers make me so excited about spring being around the corner...

22 Mar, 2012


Very interesting and enjoyable blog Cedrille. Is this your first blog? I look forward to your next one. Welcome to Goy btw.

22 Mar, 2012


Some lovely photographs Cedille, it looks a fabulous place to visit, thankyou for sharing with us...

22 Mar, 2012


Thank you very much for the very kind comments. I used my partner's camera, a Sony Alpha 700 with a 30 mm macro lens, which is great for flowers. PoppyLover, yes it is my first blog, I used to write this kind of narrative on my facebook albums, but never gathered so much compliments among my friends as I did here!

22 Mar, 2012


its great on here cedille and its so immediate ~ watch out you dont get addicted though!!!

22 Mar, 2012


Nothing wrong with being addicted Sticky! Great Dixter is a really beautiful garden Cecille famous for the herbaceous borders (my favourite) Have you been to Sissinghurst in Kent? Im sure you would love that one too.

23 Mar, 2012


Wow what an amazing place where in the country is it? Your photos are brilliant!

23 Mar, 2012


Welcome to GOY Cedille, what a great place to visit! Some plants here I've never seen too, lovely pics:-)

25 Mar, 2012

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