Join CEO of The Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Fergus Garrett, for a fascinating insight into the biodiversity of one of the UK’s most famous and much-loved gardens.
Great Dixter is a world famous, intensive flower garden well known for its colourful displays and long season of interest. The recent Biodiversity Audit at Great Dixter has shown the garden to be as rich (in fact richer) than the countryside surrounding it. Fergus takes us through the auditing process, discusses the results, and breakdowns the reasons why the garden is a haven for wildlife.
About Fergus Garrett:
Fergus studied horticulture at Wye College, University of London and was appointed as Head Gardener of Great Dixter in 1993. He is now CEO of The Great Dixter Charitable Trust.
Among other honours, Fergus was given the Royal Horticultural Society Associate of Honour in 2008, in 2015, the Veitch Memorial Medal for outstanding contribution to the practise of horticulture, and in 2019 The Victoria Medal of Honour – the highest accolade given to British Gardeners by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Fergus has received many national and international awards for his work in education, horticulture and biodiversity. His interest lies in plant associations and communities in the wild, biodiversity, meadow gardening, layered planting, as well as peasant and artisan life, and the training of the young.