The extraordinary garden at Greater Dixter is certainly much loved, a place of pilgrimage for garden lovers from across the world. It was originally designed by Edwin Lutyens in the early 20th Century, but it was gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd who made it famous, tearing up the rule book to see colour and texture in new and exciting ways.
How does a garden bewitch us? When does it become more than a visual feast, but gives us that feeling that magic is a work? Can magic only manifest itself in long loved gardens? What happens to the spirit of a place when it’s creator dies?
Lloyd died in 2006. Head Gardener Fergus Garrett explores how a place that was so much about experimentation can continue to be true to Lloyd’s spirit, while preserving his legacy.