Join us for a special 5-part lecture series to learn how we can support all life in the garden - creating spaces where all life belongs.
Presented by Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, and Chief Executive of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust.
Dixter’s is a high maintenance garden; I make no bones about that. It is effort that brings reward. There are many borders and much work goes into them. Labour saving ground cover is not for me. If you see ground cover, it’s there because, first and foremost, I like it. If it does also save labour, that is an incidental benefit.
The borders are mixed, not herbaceous. I see no point in segregating plants of differing habit or habits. They can all help one another. So you’ll see shrubs, climbers, hardy and tender perennials, annuals and biennials, all growing together and contributing to the overall tapestry.