This week Country Life reports on the recent developments at Great Dixter, former home of our long-serving ‘In My Garden’ writer Christopher ‘Christo’ Lloyd (1921-2006).

Photograph by Marianne Majerus
All images are available from the Country Life Picture Library

With its Lutyens-designed grounds, yew topiary, carpets of meadow
flowers and colourful mixed borders, this historic house is a place of
pilgrimage for horticulturists worldwide.

We take a look in the Country Life Archive to track the changing face of this property through the 20th century.

ARCHIVE ARTICLES

GREAT DIXTER, SUSSEX: THE HOME OF MR. NATHANIEL LLOYD BY LAWRENCE WEAVER

EVERGREEN HEDGES: SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THEIR PLANTING AND GROWTH BY H. AVRAY TIPPING

GREAT DIXTER ROUND THE YEAR BY CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (FREE PDF DOWNLOAD)

GREAT DIXTER, SUSSEX: THE HOME OF MR. CHRISTOPHER LLOYD BY CHARLES HIND (FREE PDF DOWNLOAD)

35 YEARS IN MY GARDEN BY CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (FREE PDF DOWNLOAD)