Lecture: Kenneth Cox – Woodland Gardening

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:01 AM

As a third generation woodland gardener and Managing Director at the family firm – Glendoick Gardens in Scotland, which specialises in rhododendrons, azaleas and ericaceous plants – Kenneth Cox is uniquely placed to cover this subject.

He is also Scotland’s bestselling garden writer with two of his 11 books having been garlanded by the Garden Media Guild as UK Gardening Book of the Year.

Born into a family of renowned plantsmen and world-leading rhododendron experts, Kenneth is the grandson of plant-hunter, writer and nurseryman, Euan Cox and the son of Peter Cox VMH.

Kenneth has carved out a particular niche in the world of plant-hunting having led nine expeditions to South and South-East Tibet, and Arunachal Pradesh in India. He also designs and advises on the restoration of woodland gardens in the UK and further afield.

We hope to see you at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash at the slightly earlier time of 2pm. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Sowing and Planting Workshop for the CGS Spring Flower Show

    Following on from our successful event on Sunday, our friends at Wyevale Garden Centre in Par have asked us to join them to host another workshop this Thursday. It was great to meet so many of you but we'd love to help even more of you to get ready for the junior competitive classes of this year's Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show which is now less than two months away!

    Join in the fun at Wyevale Garden Centre in Par from 10:30am - 1pm on Thursday 21st February.

  • Self-drive visit - Trewidden Garden, Buryas Bridge and Penberth House, St Buryan

    Spring comes early in West Cornwall so our first visit is to Trewidden, a magnificent, privately-owned Victorian garden where Head Gardener, Richard Morton and his team will show us Asiatic magnolias, early shrubs and spring flowers.

    We then travel to Lady Banham’s riverside garden at Penberth with its rare daffodils, early shrubs and trees, and granite features and paths. Our guides will be Jeff Rowe and Claire Batten from Penberth Plants, winners of six RHS Chelsea Gold medals.