Adam Caplin's love of gardening began at the tender age of five, in his father's garden, and blossomed to become a lifelong passion. He studied horticulture at university and has since been involved in the setting up and running of various garden centres in London. He has also been heavily involved in promoting green and environmental issues within local primary schools. Adam has written for BBC Gardener's World magazine, Easy Gardening, Saga, and Gardens Illustrated. His book Urban Eden features a garden that Adam co-designed and which won a silver medal at London's Chelsea Flower Show. His other books include New Kitchen Garden and Cool Containers, both published by Ryland Peters & Small. Adam lives in London.