Great Dixter is justly one of the most famous gardens in Britain, developed by the late Christopher Lloyd, the writer. DIA was appointed, through competition, for the preparation of a Conservation Management Plan, Options Appraisal and Feasibility Scheme.
The site is centred on a 15th century hall extensively and imaginatively rebuilt and extended in 1911-12 by Edwin Lutyens for Nathaniel Lloyd (Christopher’s father), a process which included reconstruction of two barns with several other farm outbuildings. A Trust was formed in 2004 to manage the site and put it on a sustainable basis. The plan and proposals have formed a vital part of a successful bid for funding to the Heritage Lottery Fund, to finance repairs and to adapt two of the key farm buildings in order to secure the long term future for this important site.
The Great Dixter Charitable Trust