Great Dixter House & Gardens Tour
An autumn afternoon (yes we got very distracted between visiting and posting this) and our first trip to Great Dixter. The garden was full of life and colour as the cooler days drew closer... We witnessed an abundance of texture and a wealth of interest in the summer's decay. We love autumn and the fact that nothing in this garden is straight - even the lines of the house itself wiggle and bend at odd angles.
The beds here are full; overflowing and opulent with variations in height and body, sometimes completely enveloping us both as we move through the brick pathways. It felt like a nostalgic trip to days when the garden grew above us and there's a surprise sub-tropical treat thrown in too, something we really didn't expect.
We liked the higgledy-piggledy of it all (and that we managed to wangle that word into a blog post too!) and the endless discovery of the experience. Whilst in the area we also visited Sissinghurst and though there are parallels between the two we felt that it taught us about how you can make soemthing completely different with very similar ingredients.
We'll end the words here and encourage you to wander in the golden rays...
Dixter, we will be back for more!