Compton Verney seeks funding for William Morris Meadow

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.  

Dan Pearson, design for William Morris inspired parterre at Compton Verney

Dan Pearson, design for William Morris inspired parterre at Compton Verney

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!