The Black Gardener says: “We come from the earth. We return to the earth. and in between we have gardens”

Who & What Is The Black Gardener? 

Danny Clarke is a professional garden designer, maintenance practitioner and landscaper. A self confessed “friend of the earth” Danny is not only an experienced horticulturalist, but also an established TV presenter and expert.

The Oxford born son of a British Army officer, Danny initially considered embarking on a military career or as a professional sportsman, but his extensive travels abroad inspired him to pursue his love of nature and the great outdoors. He gained a keen eye for design which led him to become a highly acclaimed and in demand landscaper and designer, helping bring people’s visions and ambitions for their gardens to life!

Danny’s creativity and fresh approach hasn’t gone unnoticed and it was for this reason that he went on to land a co presenter role on BBC one’s garden transformation show “The Instant Gardener” alongside Helen Skelton. The series sees the pair and their team called upon by people up and down the nation whose gardens are in desperate need of some TLC. Using his sharp eye for design and passion for ambitious, imaginative concepts Danny and the team work tirelessly to transform the space and provide viewers with straightforward and useful tips on how they can revamp their gardens.

His career in TV has gone from strength to strength and he was given the honour of presenting for the BBC at the iconic RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. He’s also been a contributor on horticulture across the BBC’s Inside Out and has a number of exciting projects in the pipeline, so 2016 is set to be a very busy and green fingered year!