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‘A Garden…is the Purest of Human Pleasure. It is the Greatest Refreshment to the Spirits of Man’

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

 

Wild Flower Meadow

June 2021

Much in the garden has been delayed because of the unseasonally wet and cold May but June has started full of promise – glorious sunshine with warm evenings.

For personal reasons, I have yet to visit a garden this month so here are a few photos taken in June 2019 of one of my favourite gardens in England – Great Dixter in East Sussex.

This magnificent garden was created by Christopher Lloyd. Lloyd, gardener and author, developed a garden at Great Dixter which challenged the traditional ideas of colour and form.

Always modest, Lloyd wrote: ‘Most of the garden design was by Lutyens; it always seems fluid, never stodgy. Thus, yew hedges are sometimes curved, making a change from straight lines.’

Christo died in 2006 and the garden is now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust.

Covid permitting, the gardens are open all year. There’s a cafe on site as well as a nursery – they also run a mail order delivery.

 

 

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