Garden Museum to hold exhibition on Great Dixter's Christopher Lloyd

The first major retrospective of Christopher Lloyd's life and work since the plantsman's death in 2006 will open at the Garden Museum this spring.

The Garden Museum will open a new exhibition on 1 April — Christopher Lloyd: A Life at Great Dixter.

The exhibition will present the life and work of Christopher Lloyd, bringing together personal objects from Great Dixter, recollections and stories from friends and colleagues, examples of his writing and pictures of his garden.

It will be the first time that this selection of Christopher Lloyd's possessions, and those of his family, have been on public display, including his gardening galloshes and his Glyndebourne shoes, designs by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and photographs from the family's private darkroom.

From his childhood at Dixter, through his education as a gardener and the early days of the nursery business, to his later life and career, visitors will be able to examine the links between Christopher Lloyd's public persona and his private interests and enthusiasms, from his annual pilgrimages to Scotland and Glyndebourne to cooking, contemporary design, and correspondence.

 

Subscribe to Horticulture Week for more news, more in-depth features and more technical and market info.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions - how to avoid the traps of 'professional non-payers'

Sargent's solutions - how to avoid the traps of 'professional non-payers'

Be wary of unscrupulous clients who may look for loopholes to avoid settling up at the end of a job, Alan Sargent warns.

Opinion... A wish list for unblinkered thinking

Opinion... A wish list for unblinkered thinking

Opinion... A wish list for unblinkered thinking

Opinion... A wish list for unblinkered thinking

Generations of ordinary British people have been let down by weak, visionless leaders -- politicians more engaged by the next election than our national best interest.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

Products & Kit Resources