Englishman Christopher Lloyd's home, the historic house Great Dixter is the backdrop to his quintessential country garden. Located on the borders of Kent and Sussex, Great Dixter 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, its seasonal garden provides the inspiration for The Great Dixter Cookbook which features a number of recipes taken from the Lloyd family's personal kitchen notebooks.
Join author Aaron Bertelsen, who has lived at Great Dixter for over 16 years, and now looks after the house as well as taking care of the vegetable garden, cooking and hosting. Bertelsen provides warmth and welcome hospitality when the late Christopher Lloyd’s friends visit and his accessible book The Great Dixter Cookbook enriches the kitchens and lives of home cooks and gardeners worldwide.
Aaron Bertelsen arrived in England to volunteer in the garden at Great Dixter in 1996. He subsequently studied for a Diploma in Horticulture at Kew Gardens, and spent two years at Jerusalem Botanical Gardens in Israel, where he is still a trustee. Aaron returned to Great Dixter in 2005 and became the vegetable gardener and cook in 2007. Bertelsen is regularly invited to speak about gardening at events worldwide.
His first book The Great Dixter Cookbook has received international acclaim since its publication in March 2017.