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Horticultural Lecture Series: Wild at Dixter
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Can gardens be designed and managed to support biodiversity while maintaining their aesthetics? Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener of Great Dixter House & Gardens in East Sussex, shares a new approach to gardening at this influential Arts and Crafts garden, where mosaic habitats are woven into the landscape to enhance wildlife habitats. Great Dixter, the home of the legendary gardener and author Christopher Lloyd, is known for the way it merges the natural and cultivated world. Hear from him how a biodiversity audit is influencing the way that the site is managed, balancing the needs of wildlife, access, gardening and forestry. Award-winning author and podcaster Margaret Roach will join the conversation to offer an American perspective.
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In 1992, Garrett became head gardener at Great Dixter, working closely with Christopher Lloyd until his death in 2006. Prior to this, Fergus Garrett trained in horticulture at Wye College, London University. and worked for Rosemary Alexander and Beth Chatto, as well as at private gardens in Cap d’Antibes and Gstaad. Garrett’s most recent honors include the Royal Horticultural Society Associate of Honour for outstanding services to horticulture, and the Veitch Memorial Medal.
Photo: Martin Ogden