Thursday 30 January 2020
17:30 - 18:31
seminar room level T1
Dan Pearson will talk about his work and how it interacts with the architecture that surrounds it. He works closely with architects and developers to create bold and painterly plantings that are sensitive to their place.
Dan Pearson, Dan Pearson Studio
Dan Pearson is a British landscape designer, horticulturalist, writer and gardener.
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 is a member of the Society of Garden Designers (MSGD), 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 including Spirit: Garden Inspiration and Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City. He is a Contributing Editor to Gardens Illustrated magazine.
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.
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