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Patron’s Visit | Hillside

Bookings are now open for this Summer’s Garden Museum Patrons’ trip to Dan Pearson’s stunning Somerset home and garden, Hillside on Thursday 6th July.

In 2010 Dan Pearson, the renowned landscape designer and writer, together with his partner Huw Morgan, moved from their London town garden to a beautiful but windswept hillside in Somerset, taking with them three carloads of plants, hope and ambition. Over a decade later, we are privileged to be their guests and to see the magnificent results of their creativity at Hillside.

Dan and Huw write about their experiences and the ever-changing garden in the popular newsletter, Dig Delve.

Please note, there are a limited number of tickets for this visit as it is a particularly intimate and special occasion. So, for this particular trip we can only accommodate Patrons and regretfully no additional plus ones.

It is likely spots will fill up, so please do reserve yours if you’re keen to come!


  • Dan Pearson

    Dan Pearson

    Dan Pearson is a British landscape designer, horticulturalist, gardener and writer.

    His work is characterised by an innate sensitivity to place, an intuitive and light-handed approach to design, bold and painterly naturalistic plantings and deep-rooted horticultural knowledge.

    Dan trained in horticulture at RHS Gardens’ Wisley, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has been practising as a landscape and garden designer since 1987.

    He is a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers (FSGD), an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Hon FRIBA) and a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). Since 2014 he has been a Garden Advisor to the National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle.

    In 2013 Dan was the subject of an exhibition at The Garden Museum, London, Green Fuse: The Work of Dan Pearson.

    Dan has designed a number of award-winning show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show. His 2015 show garden for Chatsworth and Laurent Perrier was awarded a Gold Medal and Best Show Garden.

    Dan lectures and broadcasts regularly and has written a number of books. For over 20 years he wrote a weekly newspaper gardening column, most recently for The Observer. He now writes his own weekly blog, Dig Delve.

    In 2022 he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

Image: Huw Morgan