Located on the Kent and East Sussex border, Great Dixter was once home to the revered and highly influential gardener and writer, Christopher Lloyd. At this time of year bursting with colour and quintessential English charm, it would make for perfect day trip from London.
While there – or perhaps to whet your appetite before you go – pick up a copy of newly released, The Great Dixter Cookbook, packed with planting tips and seventy-five delicious recipes from the kitchen garden. The book is a fantastic guide for amateur gardeners – even city-based ones – farmers market regulars or anyone who is mindful of seasonality in their cooking. The beetroot chutney is a personal favourite.
Get a special Iris discount when you buy it from Phaidon using code dixter30.
Words by Imogen Blackwell. The Iris Letter July 2017.