• Philippa Pearson Garden Design
  • Philippa Pearson Garden Design
  • Philippa Pearson Garden Design
  • Philippa Pearson Garden Design
  • Philippa Pearson Garden Design
  • Philippa Pearson Garden Design
1 January 2007

Design Your Garden Workshop

10am - 4pm
Saturday 9 April 2016
At The Swiss Garden, near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire


I'm leading a day of looking how to design your garden and it's taking place in the wonderful Swiss Garden in Bedfordshire. The day will include looking at garden history details, inspiration and ideas, hard landscaping, planting options and there's a tour from me around the Swiss Garden. Buffet lunch included plus tea and coffee.


To book online, go to the Swiss Garden website here: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/designyourgarden/


1 January 2007

Projects: an update

This year has all been about planting and putting in new planting schemes in gardens to add lots of year round interest and colour into borders. Exciting and inspiring!


I'm also in discussions about another book and hope to have further news on this over the next month or so.


18 February 2014

New videos for Marshalls Seeds

Check out how to grow tomatoes, potatoes, onions and garlic with my new videos for Marshalls Seeds.


How to grow tomatoes
How to grow potatoes
How to grow garlic


18 February 2014

Small Space Big Ideas garden book launch


My new gardening book by Dorling Kindersley is launched March 2014 in the UK and is out in the US in February. Full of ideas for a garden, whatever the size of your garden space or even if you don't have one.




12 September 2013

New gardening book - published March 2014
I'm working on a lovely new garden book with Dorling Kindersley and its got lots of super projects in it! Published next March, 2014. More details nearer the time and maybe a competition to win one.


6 February 2013

Philippa's vintage gardenware used in BBC drama seriesVintage gardenware from Philippa's Cambridge Market stall were used as props in the acclaimed BBC One drama series 'Restless', screened in December 2012. Some filming took place in Cambridge and the prop buyer for the production company bought several vintage garden items from Philippa for the series.


1 January 2007

Homes & Gardens July 2012 issue

Philippa features with Tom Stuart-Smith and Ann-Marie Powell in an article on drift planting.

Download the PDF


1 May 2012

Homes & Gardens May issuePhilippa has written a feature on expert advice for the 'Creating An Organic Garden' supplement with the May edition of Homes & Gardens.


1 May 2012

Cambridge Market
Come and see Philippa at her stall on Cambridge Market every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Lots of lovely things for the garden, including a good range of Franchi 'Seeds of Italy', vintage garden and home ware, planters and trugs.


8 March 2011

The Sunday Times picks up on Philippa's colourful planting style

Philippa's clever use of colour in her gardens is featured in Caroline Donald's piece in The Sunday Times Home section, 27th February 2011. Download the article


30 September 2010

Philippa’s valuable advice and support from Business Link East is outlined in a Case Study they have just produced on her .Download the Business Link Case Study.


10 July 2010

RHS Silver Gilt at Hampton Court Palace and People's Choice for Best Show Garden
The Girlguiding UK Centenary show garden, designed by Philippa Pearson, won both a Silver Gilt medal and the people's choice award for the best large show garden.

The garden celebrates 100 years of girlguiding in the UK, the plants and design highlight the elements that make Girlguiding UK a unique and thriving organisation.


6 June 2010

Philippa's interview on RHS website

The RHS have done an interview with Philippa about the challenge of doing a garden at Chelsea Flower Show followed by another garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Read the interview here http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/Hampton-Court-Palace-Flower-Show/2010/Gardens/Interviews/Philippa-Pearson


6 June 2010

Silver medal at Chelsea

Philippa's first garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The Victorian Aviary Garden designed with sponsor Jonathan Denby, won a Silver medal.  Crowds and media were delighted and impressed with the garden. Philippa appeared on regional news coverage on BBC East and Anglia TV, regional and national radio and press. Her video diaries charting progress of the garden on the RHS website have proved very popular and she also appears on the official RHS DVD of the show.
See a planting plan for one of her colourful borders from the Chelsea garden on the RHS website at


15 May 2010

The Victorian Aviary Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower ShowThe RHS are filming Philippa working on the garden for a regular Video Diary on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show web pages .

The filming will also appear on the official DVD coverage of the show, available for sale on Tuesday 25th May.


1 December 2009

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010.Philippa's first garden at this prestigious show is The Victorian Aviary Garden, co-designed with Jonathan Denby.


1 July 2009

RHS Silver-Gilt medal at Hampton Court Palace Flower ShowRHS Silver-Gilt medal at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show for the Sadolin Nature To Nurture Garden. Loved by the photographers, press and visitors, see more information on the garden on the RHS website and Sadolin's website.


1 June 2009

Sadolin Nature To Nurture Garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower ShowThe Sadolin Nature To Nurture Garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is progressing really well. Find out how things are progressing on my blog and further information on the RHS web pages.


1 April 2009

Homebase's new gardening TV commercial
Homebase's new gardening TV commercial, on screens now, features a garden on a roundabout, designed by Philippa.


1 March 2009

Philippa will be back at Hampton Court Palace Flower ShowPhilippa will be back at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July with a large show garden:  'The Sadolin Nature to Nurture Garden' will feature contemporary and natural planting styles.


1 February 2009

Fulbourn Hospital garden creation
A garden is being created at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge for Cedar House Unit. Lots of help from patients and volunteers, a real team effort.


1 October 2008

Border designs by post
Border designs by post is a new service offered by Philippa. A cost effective way to get an area of your garden designed by a RHS medal winning designer. Further details here


1 September 2008

BBC Gardeners' World magazine
BBC Gardeners' World magazine has a garden visit feature in the September edition written by Philippa.


1 August 2008

Blog Spots
Philippa's new blog, Memoirs Of A Garden Designer  follows life as an aspiring garden designer. There's also a blog for her show garden which was organised by Horticulture Week: The Hampton Court Flower Show Diaries gives a blow by blow account of the weeks leading up to the show opening.


1 July 2008

RHS SIlver-Gilt Medal Award for Homebase show garden.
Much admired, much loved and much photographed! The Homebase Room With  A View was adored by press and public - "the best garden here" - at Hampton Court Show. Fantastic result for first large show garden.


1 May 2008

Garden tours at Hatfield House
Philippa is now taking some tours around the gardens at Hatfield House for specialist gardening groups.


1 July 2007

RHS Silver-Gilt Medal Award for show garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.The Sadolin Garden of Regeneration, designed by Philippa,  gained a prestigious RHS Silver-Gilt medal and the admiration of the press and public. Further details on RHS website.