Looking after Beatrix Potter's garden: seasonal blog

Our Senior Gardener Pete has been looking after Beatrix's garden at Hill Top for 30 years. Here you'll find updates from his seasonal blog and learn what goes on throughout the year.

Japanese quince can be seen in Hill Top's garden


After a relatively mild winter, things are getting off to a good start in the garden at Hill Top, and gardener Pete is on hand to spot the first signs of spring...

Hill Top house in the snow Cumbria


Once the visitors leave Hill Top behind for another winter, Pete gets stuck in to some hard work in the garden.

Crimson Glory Vine at Hill Top


After a glorious summer, signs of autumn are beginning to creep into the village of Near Sawrey and throughout the garden borders.

The long border in summer at Hill Top

Hill Top garden plant guide

Our very own Mr McGregor has put together a guide to all the plants you'll find in Hill Top's traditional country garden.