Great Dixter, situated in Northiam, was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world. Huw popped in to Great Dixter to drop his ‘In Touch’ newsletter off and met Fergus who showed Huw where the current crop of gardening apprentices work and explained to Huw about the campaign to persuade councils to encourage wild flower growth on roadside verges.
Huw said “We are lucky in this constituency to have such a jewel as Great Dixter on our doorstep. It was great to meet Fergus and hear about what the trust is doing to encourage young people into horticulture and train them for their future careers. I look forward to working with the team at Great Dixter if I am elected in May”.