Scotland’s bestselling garden writer imparts knowledge of woodland gardening

The Cornwall Garden Society’s March Lectures will be delivered by woodland garden specialist, Kenneth Cox, drawing the 2018/2019 lecture series to a close.

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

Kenneth is also a third generation woodland gardener and Managing Director of the family firm, Glendoick Gardens in Scotland, which specialises in rhododendrons, azaleas and ericaceous plants.

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, a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria Medal of Honour.

Kenneth has also 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.

The Woodland Garden will be his subject on Tuesday 12th March at 7.30pm at The Alverton in Truro, whilst Woodland Gardening will be his focus on Wednesday 13th March at 2pm at the St Mellion International Resort in Saltash.

These lectures are free for CGS members. Non-members are welcome to attend to find out more about the Society and donations are gratefully received.

A local nursery will be on hand to tempt attendees with high quality plants for sale.

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Upcoming Events

  • Lecture -Saul Walker – Stonelands House: A Year in the Life of this Wonderful Secret Garden

    Saul Walker fell in love with gardening as a result of his grandparents’ passion for visiting historic houses and gardens. 

    After a brief spell as an archaeologist, he trained as a gardener for the National Trust at Antony House in Cornwall. 

    After completing the Kew Diploma in Botanical Horticulture, Saul travelled to Australia, Southern Spain and the French Riviera to study and work in internationally-renowned gardens. 

    Following that, he became Show Manager for RHS Chelsea. 

    Unable to resist the call back to his native Devon, Saul was appointed Head Gardener of Stonelands House. His special interest is in woodland gardens

    Join Saul for this lecture via Zoom on Tuesday 9th February at 7:30pm.

  • Lecture - Juliet Sargeant – Modern Slavery Garden

    Juliet’s previous career in medicine informs her unique approach to designing gardens and communicating the importance of landscape to our wellbeing. She believes that access to good quality green space is a priority for healthy living and happy communities, especially in cities.

    In 2016, Juliet designed the Modern Slavery Garden for RHS Chelsea – its first social campaign garden – for which she was awarded a Gold Medal and the People’s Choice Prize.

    Fellowships of The Society of Garden Designers and The Landscape Institute followed in 2017 and 2020.

    Juliet has been celebrated as a role model in the BAME community at the GG2 Leadership Awards and presents on BBC Gardeners’ World and Channel 4’s Village of the Year.

    At her Sussex Garden School, she teaches design and planting to gardening enthusiasts.

    Join Juliet on Zoom on Tuesday 9th March at 7:30pm