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  • Iconic Gardens of Great Dixter

    5th October 2009Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson

    Lured away from my desk earlier this week by a beautiful golden afternoon that was far too nice to be spent in front of a computer, I visited the iconic gardens of Great Dixter in Kent.

    Great Dixter’

    It was a glorious mixture of brilliant and inspiring colour in containers and borders, luscious planting combinations and wildly wonderful and over-the-top plants in the exotic garden. There were also some reassuringly ‘gone-over’ or scruffy areas which show that this is first and foremost a real garden rather than a show-piece.

    Great Dixter’

    There was so much to see and enjoy, including a path that was lined with Aster lateriflorus ‘Lady in Black’ – a haze of tiny white flowers that was emitting a noisy hum from the huge quantities of bees that were busily gathering pollen.

    Great Dixter’
    Great Dixter’

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