Fergus Garrett: The Spirit of Great Dixter

WHEN: Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 12:00PM - 2:00PM
WHERE: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Join us for tea and a talk by special guest Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener of Great Dixter, the house and garden of the late world renowned horticulturist Christopher Lloyd. Located near Northiam in East Sussex, England, Great Dixter’s gardens are regarded as the epitome of English plantsmanship. The property is particularly noted for its wealth of perennials and extensive topiary. Fergus will speak about all aspects of Great Dixter, from its garden color, planting combinations and meadows, to the house and its interiors. He will include an account of his apprenticeship to the great “Christo”. Fergus is also a well known author and authority on innovative garden design in his own right.

Tea and scones from Russ Morin Caterers is included in the price of admission.

Learn more about the history of Great Dixter and Fergus Garrett’s work developing and preserving its gardens at www.greatdixter.co.uk

Price:  $35 Blithewold Members, $45 Non-MembersPlease register early; tickets are limited.


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