Ben Dark is an author, head gardener, award-winning broadcaster and landscape historian. He graduated with a degree in History from Bristol University and studied Horticulture at Capel Manor College, before completing a traineeship at the Garden Museum and an MA in Garden and Landscape History at the University of London's Institute of Historical Research. As a gardener he has worked for embassies, cemeteries, heritage bodies and oligarchs. As the creator and host of the award-winning Garden Log and Dear Gardener podcasts he frequently speaks to gardening groups and industry events.
His first book The Grove: A Nature Odyssey in 19 1/2 Front Gardens is a year in the life of an ordinary street told through the extraordinary stories of the plants that grow there.
In 2022 he won Journalist of the Year and the Garden Media Guild awards for his magazine journalism.