Christopher Lloyd (1921-2006), Horticulturalist, gardener and writer
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Christopher Lloyd was a gardener and author. In 1910, his father, Nathaniel Lloyd, purchased Great Dixter, a manor house in Northiam, East Sussex. Edwin Lutyens was hired to renovate and extend the gardens attached to the house. Nathaniel Lloyd loved gardens, designed some of the garden himself, and imparted that love to his son. After serving in the Second World War Lloyd studied Decorative Horticulture at Wye College, University of London. He stayed on there as an assistant lecturer in Horticulture until 1954, when he moved back to Great Dixter and set up a nursery. He regularly opened the house and gardens to the public.