The Garden Museum Literary Festival. Spotlight on: Dan Pearson

On Saturday 1st July, I will be speaking about my new book Natural Selection: A year in the garden.  The book draws on ten years of Observer columns, exploring the pleasures of a year in the garden.


Dan Pearson has recently designed the new garden at the centre of the courtyard at the Garden Museum.

The Garden Museum Literary Festival offers the opportunity to hear Pearson in a tent erected on the Mount, an 18th-century grass pyramid.  After his talk you will hear him in conversation with Tania Compton.


Dan Pearson

Dan Pearson is an award-winning British landscape and garden designer, plantsman, writer and journalist. He was a teenage horticultural prodigy, who became famous with his first project at Home Farm in Northamptonshire.  A retrospective of his work at the Garden Museum in 2013 showed that his projects range from landscapes in Japan and Hawaii to London townhouse gardens, and his own farm in the hills outside Bath. Following in the footsteps of Vita Sackville-West, he was a weekly columnist for the Observer for over a decade. He writes regularly for publications including The TimesDaily Telegraph and Gardens Illustrated.

Dan Pearson will talk about his new book Natural Selection: A year in the garden at The Garden Museum Literary Festival in the afternoon on Saturday 1st July.

Find out more about the Garden Museum's Literary Festival

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