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Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS


Woodland Gardening

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A fabulous unique resource - this is the first colour, large format book on woodland gardening with acid-loving plants.

Woodland Gardening

Landscaping with Rhododendrons, Magnolias & Camellias   by Kenneth Cox

Publication May 2018    

416 pages HB.

560 colour photographs. 15 b&w

290mm x 230mm, ISBN 978-1-5272-1787-4

Woodland Gardening £40 published and distributed by Glendoick Publishing in May 2018

Despite being one of the most common gardening styles in Britain and other parts of the world, this is the first colour, large format book on woodland gardening with acid-loving plants.


  • History of Woodland Gardening, including plant hunters, hybridisers and the outspoken opinions of William Robinson in the late 19th and early 20th
  • Inspirational woodland/rhododendron gardens from around the world from Scotland to Tasmania: Inverewe to Longwood Gardens, the Bremen Rhododendron Park to Pukeiti (New Zealand) and Emu Valley (Australia)
  • Design and features of woodland gardens: borrowed landscape, water, bridges, colour planning, year-round interest, scent, autumn colour.
  • Climate, planting & maintenance including restoration of overgrown woodland gardens.
  • Woodland Gardening: challenges and disorders: climate change, cold, pests, disease
  • Woodland Garden plants: inspirational planting ideas, combinations and the best rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, hydrangeas and woodland perennials and bulbs.
  • Woodland Gardens where to next? Including recent restorations and new projects such as Hokkaido’s Tokachi Millennium Garden, part-designed by Dan Pearson and New York’s Highline.


The Author

Scotland’s best-selling garden writer, Kenneth Cox is uniquely placed to cover this subject, a 3rd generation woodland gardener at Glendoick, Scotland a nurseryman and author of 11 books on Scottish gardens, gardening and rhododendrons. Ken is a plant hunter, rhododendron breeder and managing director of the family firm Glendoick Gardens, Scotland, which specializes in rhododendrons, azaleas & ericaceous plants. Ken’s last two books were garlanded by the Garden Media Guild as U.K. Gardening Book of the Year.


Events & Lectures    

Kenneth Cox presents a spectacular 1 hour lecture on this book which covers many of the most inspiring woodland gardens, large and small, from Australia, New Zealand to North America and Japan to Britain, France and Italy. The talk covers history, advice on designing planting, managing and restoring woodland gardens. Talks are suited to a gardening and general interest audience. An extended two part (2 x 45 mins) presentation can be given which covers more practical advice on how to grow acid-loving plants. Ken is happy to lecture to both specialist gardening audiences and general audiences and has appeared at the Edinburgh Book Festival, the Boswell Festival, Borders Book Festival, The Wigton Book Festival, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, the Royal Horticultural Society, the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and many more. Ken can lecture in English, French, Spanish and Italian.


Ken is a confident media performer and has appeared on Gardeners World, The Beechgrove Garden and Monty Don’s The Secret History of the British Garden as well as many radio programs.


This book has an international scope from China and Japan to Australia and New Zealand to UK and the continent of Europe and to North America, tracing the cross-cultural influences of this gardening form.

The book examines design and planning in the woodland garden, including colour, contrasts, foliage effects, the use of bridges, statues, and the borrowed landscape.

The 100s of gardens featured include Inverewe, Dawyck, Glendoick, Branklyn, Bodnant, Exbury, Leonardslee, Caerhays, Mount Stewart, Mount Usher, Mount Congreve, (UK & Ireland), Le Vasterival, Bremen Rhododendron Park, Vico Morcote, Villa Taranto (Europe), Bloedel Foundation, Van Dusen BG, Polly Hill Arboretum, US National Arboretum, Longwood Gardens, The Jenkins Arboretum, Magnolia Plantation, The Highline, (N. America), Tokachi Millennium Garden Hokkaido, Akagi, (Japan), Emeishan, China, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, Olinda and Blackheath Rhododendron Garden (Australia) and Pukeiti and Maple Valley (New Zealand). Many smaller private and urban gardens are also covered.

Gardeners and plant hunters featured include William Robinson, Gertrude Jekyll, George Forest, Frank Kingdon Ward, J.C. Williams, Lionel de Rothschild, Lanning Roper, Eric Savill, The Puddle family, Graham Smith, Charles Sargent, Steve Hootman, Euan & Peter Cox, Dan Hinckley, Arabella Lennox Boyd, Dan Pearson and many more.

Ken is keen to examine the received wisdom on woodland gardens, praise as well as criticism from William Robinson, Vita Sackville West, Germain Greer and Christopher Lloyd. He’s happy to take them on and in some cases to provide evidence that they might be wrong!

Sample pages

Woodland Gardening Distribution and How to Order


This book is NOT available from Amazon.

Publication May 2018   

Hardback 416 pages   290mm x 230mm, ISBN 978-1-5272-1787-4   Weight 2.2 kilos

560 colour photographs.

15 b&w

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