Benedict Bull holds a graduate degree from the Department of Architecture in the University of Edinburgh and a Horticultural diploma from Merrist Wood College. He has been studying and working as a landscape gardener for fifteen years, including a botanical scholarship to Il Giardino Botanico Hanbury of the University of Genoa in Italy. His career began in landscape planning, design and management in the UK and Ireland, specialising in racing stud farms and large private estates and pleasure gardens. He has consulted on a wide range of conservation projects in Afghanistan, Bulgaria, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Mongolia, Pakistan and Uzbekistan. He has made seven plant hunting treks in the Hindukush, Himalayas and Karakoram and he researched and presented two short films on plant hunting in Pakistan and the gardens of Uzbekistan.