David Marsden was born in Malaysia in 1962 to Anglo-German parents. After years of travelling, his family settled in the home counties and David set off to University. He did not complete his degree but fled to the excitement of 80s London. He tried a variety of jobs – in the civil service, the County Court, in IT and as a postman – but gravitated towards the soil, to plants and to gardens. In 2011, as a self-employed gardener, be began writing his award-winning blog, The Anxious Gardener, connecting him with gardeners, readers, and writers from all over the globe.
He lives with his partner in the Cotswolds. They have one son but currently no dog.