Picked up because he was one of the youngest participants at Chelsea and a natural communicator, TV loved Dan Pearson. However and, as ever, he did not want to follow the same route as everyone else and in this film Dan tells us about that decision and how and why he moved on.
In 1992 Dan starred in the very first garden makeover programme called Garden Doctors. He then did a series for Channel 4 called Routes Around the World and in 2008 filmed a 12 part series for BBC2 called A Year at Home Farm, the garden ‘without borders’ he designed and which he talks about in Into the Wild.
More commissions came in and he had to respond quickly. He got the opportunity to work with Sir Terence Conran on the Roppongi Hills development in Japan and began to learn the vital skills that would inform his later career – confidence with scale, new ways of communicating both culturally and also professionally.