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 Podcast 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.