On the grid:Chelsea Gold Medal Winners
Byline: ALISTAIR DUNCAN
DAN PEARSON, 40
In 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996 he designed sleek, sexy gardens for the Evening Standard which won silver, silver-gilt and gold medals Housewives' favourite Pearson grew up in Hampshire and trained at RHS Wisley and Kew.
He set up his own business in 1987; clients include Sir Terence Conran and Earl Spencer Lives in Peckham where he has a 120ft x 35ft garden Once claimed that gardening makeover shows were just 'entertainment - they get people interested in gardening but I don't see them as being real' 'Two hundred years of gardening and a few years of crazy media exposure have left Chelsea Flower Show in a rather curious position. There is nowhere like it'
ARABELLA LENNOX-BOYD, 67
Lennox-Boyd has won five gold medals at Chelsea, also Best in Show for her 1998 garden, A Contemporary Water Garden. Once, olive trees being delivered from Italy for her were abandoned by the side of the road, wilting in the heat, until the Italian equivalent of the AA moved them out of a ditch Born and raised in Rome, Lennox-Boyd studied at Greenwich University before setting up her own business in London. …