On the outskirts of Shanghai lies a hidden treasure trove of thirty-five Ming and Qing dynasty homes. The dynasties ruled one of China’s most successful periods from the 14th to the 17th centuries.

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Shanghai, China, Stone, Architecture, Antique Villas, Craft, SL


In early September Dan visited Hortus Loci, a wholesale nursery in Hampshire - Hortus Loci, who supply a range of perennials, shrubs and trees to the trade.

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Hortus Loci, Kings Cross, Handyside Park

Last Thursday Piet Oudolf joined Dan Pearson on stage at the Garden Museum to discuss the parallels and opposites in their approach and practices. 

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Earlier this year, to accompany the current exhibition of his work, Green Fuse: The Work of Dan Pearson, Dan was asked by The Garden Museum to design a planting scheme for the Long Border, which runs alongside St. Mary's at Lambeth.

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HM, Woodland, Millennium Forest, Green Fuse, Garden Museum, Planting Scheme

On a recent site visit to China, and on the hottest day in Shanghai’s history, colleagues gave us a guided tour of the Chenshan Botanical Garden. It was a day to be near water or preferably in it, so it was of some relief that the focus of the trip was to see how the designers of the garden made use of that most precious of resources.

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Shanghai, China, Chenshan Botanic Garden, Botanic Garden, PV


The Studio has recently completed work to renovate the grounds of a 1970's property on the island of Ibiza. The scheme included the placement of four ancient olive trees.

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IH, Olive Trees, Mediterranean


During the hot and sunny spell at the end of July we organised a trip to Great Dixter. 

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FV, Garden Visit, Great Dixter


During a trip to Brittany the gardens of Kerdalo beckoned from across the estuary town of Treguier.

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Woodland, Garden Visit, Kerdalo, RM, Brittany