Masterful Planting2nd August 2010 • Places to Visit • Stephanie Donaldson
We’ve just been to a fund raising evening at Great Dixter in aid of a local charity. The garden was looking wonderful, especially in the soft evening light (after the thunderstorm had passed!) and brought home to me just how good the planting is in this very special garden. Head gardener Fergus Garrett gave a hugely entertaining illustrated talk showing how they assemble their magnificent arrangements of potted plants either side of the porch and in the Courtyard (it changes every 2 weeks). I woke up with a pulled muscle in my back the next morning – I think it was the thought of lugging all those pots around. If ever you see that Fergus is giving a talk, do go – his passion, enthusiasm and knowledge is second to none.