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.

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.

Eucryphia flowering along the garden border at Hill Top


As a cold spring has transformed into a blistering summer, Pete fills us in on the challenges the hot weather has brought to the garden.

Japanese quince can be seen in Hill Top's garden


After a seemingly never-ending winter, new life is beginning to appear in the garden at Hill Top, and gardener Pete is on hand to spot the first signs of spring...