Sissinghurst, Great Dixter Gardens
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Why choose The Sissinghurst, Great Dixter Gardens
Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, perfect for those wishing to experience a countryside day out! The run-down estate was bought and redesigned to incorporate the gardens which can be seen today. It takes the gardeners 10 hours to mow the lawn each week and around 30 man-weeks are required to cut the hedges in early autumn.
Great Dixter garden is in the arts and crafts style, and features topiary, a long border, an orchard and a wild flower meadow. The planting is profuse, yet structured, and has featured many bold experiments of form, colour and combination. The garden is currently managed by Fergus Garrett, who worked closely with Lloyd up until his death in 2006 as Head Gardener and introduced a number of innovations into the planting scheme. In the grounds of Great Dixter are three 18th-century oast houses, under a common roof, and a 15th-century barn. These are Grade II* listed.