A sneak preview of what's on offer at the 100th Chelsea Flower Show inspires excitement in Dan's plantsman soul

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On the eve of a major exhibition of his work, Dan Pearson tells Kate Kellaway how a childhood passion for plants led him to create gardens for Jonathan Ive, Paul Smith and the last resting place of Princess Diana

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For colour all year, think of your garden as a procession, with one plant flowering in the footsteps of another…

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Thanks to this long winter, our gardens are a month behind. But don't worry – they'll soon catch up

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Ever since stumbling across them as a 10-year-old boy, Dan has loved the epimedium – and now is its moment

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Renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf has spent a lifetime honing his craft. Now he's letting us in on the secret

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The lengthening days make this the perfect time to set up the garden for summer. Here's what to do now

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Today's magnolias are as happy in our gardens as their ancestors were in the primitive forests of ancient times

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