English garden

Great Dixter Kent

The final trip of the weekend was to the gardens of Great Dixter Christopher Lloyds house and garden known for it's splashes of glorious colour.
This garden was looking fabulous on one of the first hot sunny days for some time now. The colour was spectacular and what I liked which was quite different from other gardens I have visited was the space between the hedging and the plants were very narrow so you found there was a real physicality between yourself and the plants. Like many gardens of this period the space was divided into rooms by hedging, arched walkways and various levels created by steps and brickwork.

The house dates from the 15th century.