Welcome to The Yard and Garden.
My name is Ben, and I’m the creator of TheYardandGarden.com. Born into a family of gardeners, growers, and cooks, it’s no coincidence I share their passion for horticulture, food, and the natural world.
I’ve spent the best part of 40 years in the garden enjoying the satisfaction of feeling close to nature and connected to the landscape. Some of my earliest memories date back to when I was 5 years old, helping granddad in his allotment garden at weekends, growing every vegetable and fruit possible. Being the inquisitive sort, my interest broadened to plant nutrition, composting, and growing under glass.
Gran was a plant enthusiast with a creative eye, that nurtured a garden of pristine flowers, shrubs, and trees. Something I persistently fail to replicate! But… that being said, whilst studying at Hertfordshire University my Horticultural interest grew and my love for plants took hold and became a life long obsession.
Today, it’s my garden and my young family who enjoy spending time outdoors in our backyard in Worcestershire on the Cotswold’s Border.