a wild place for nature

A beautiful place for you.

The Wild Gardener creates and maintains beautiful places that provide a sanctuary for nature and an escape for you


Hello! My name is Ben Darlington and I am the Wild Gardener: a plant lover, designer and champion of greener living.

My work is to create you a garden that is a place of beauty, a practical addition to your home, and a haven for an abundance of natural life.

I cover everything from initial consultation and design, through to complete construction. I take a hands-on approach to each garden project and do much of the work myself. Where specialist skills are required, I have a trusted team of subcontractors who I work with to guarantee tip-top results. My aim is to give you a seamless, stress-free experience.

Once your garden’s complete, I’m also on hand to keep it looking lovely for you.

You can read more about me here.

Ben is a lovely chap to work with. He did some great initial designs and has a fabulous knowledge of all things horticultural

– Joanne D, Bollington. Read more reviews on Trustpilot


wildlife pond

However big or small your garden, there are so many ways to welcome in the natural world. What’s exciting is that you don’t have to go all in at once: starting small is a great way to make a difference and there are lots of options to fit your plot.


Now is the time to make your garden a sanctuary. There’s nothing like designing a space from the ground up to guarantee a functional, beautiful place that’s a joy to spend time in. I can help you with the whole process of transforming your garden.

Get in touch about your wild garden


You can make a difference. Whether you have a paved yard or an acre at your disposal, your garden is one patch in the green and pleasant quilt of our island home.

A haven for nesting birds; a feast for pollinators; a retreat for hedgehogs – wild your garden and you grow the world you want to see.

A wild place for nature is a beautiful place for you. Step through your door and immerse yourself in an environment of natural abundance where something different happens every day. Step through your door to find a serene and simpler version of yourself.

Whatever happened at work or on the news, your garden is the escape. A source of endless optimism and a daily reason to be cheerful. You’ve just got to let the wild in.

“You may expel nature with a pitchfork, but she will always return”

– Jeeves (quoting Horace to Wooster)