Dan Pearson is an award-winning landscape and garden designer with an international reputation for design and planting excellence. Dan has been a keen gardener since childhood, and became aware of Beth Chatto’s writings and nursery at an early age. He trained in horticulture at the RHS Gardens’ Wisley, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, where travel scholarships allowed him to study wild plant communities in Europe and Asia.
Dan’s planting designs are inspired by his understanding of natural plant communities and his belief that it is better to garden with nature than against it. He was awarded the International Prize and the Jury Prize at the 2012 Society of Garden Designers Awards for his work at the Tokachi Millennium Forest in Hokkaido, Japan.