What do you do for a day trip when you are spending the week at a world-famous garden? Why, visit another world-famous garden of course. John has always wanted to attend a study day at Great Dixter. As luck would have it, they were offering a full-day workshop on succession planting while we are staying at Sissinghurst, and since the two gardens are only about 30 minutes from each other, it seemed like a no-brainer. I decided to be a good sport and go along with John, but I ended up really enjoying myself. First off, we had been to Great Dixter once before and I knew it was beautiful. Second we had perfect weather. Third, we met very nice like minded people. Fourth, since it was a Monday, the garden was closed to visitors. Fifth, I really learned a lot and feel like I have graduated from Assistant to the Gardener to Assistant Gardener.