I was interested to learn that Compton Verney are seeking donations to fund a project to complement their Summer 2015 exhibition The Arts and Craft House, which will feature the work of William Morris. They hope to commission garden designer Dan Pearson to create a mown parterre based on William Morris's first wallpaper design, Trellis.
The plants in the gardens at both Kelmscott House and Red House were the inspiration for a number of Morris's wallpaper and textile designs. He had a particular appreciation for native plants and wild flowers, and this is something Dan Pearson is keen to reflect as part of his commission.
It's unusual to see a landscape designer working with museum collections in this way, but I hope Compton Verney are successful in securing the necessary funding and that I'll get a chance to see the result!