May - September 2010
Christopher Lloyd (1921-2006), the late gardener and writer, lived at Great Dixter all his life. It is the site of the garden that made him famous. Designed by Edward Lutyens, the structure did not change during his lifetime. Yet within these boundaries, Lloyd revelled in contrasting and exuberant colour, and surprising his audience with audacious combinations of plants.
In this exhibition, this sense of colour and unexpected juxtapositions within a given structure guided the design concept.