Ken is Managing Director of Glendoick Garden Centre and mail order nursery in Perth. Born into a family of renowned plantsmen, Ken is grandson of planthunter, writer and nurseryman Euan Cox and son of Peter Cox VMH. The three generations were and are considered the world’s leading experts on rhododendrons. Ken has written many books on rhododendrons, plant hunting & Scottish gardening, raised many new hybrid rhododendrons & azaleas and introduced many species from his plant hunting expeditions. He also advises the National Trust for Scotland on several of their woodland gardens. In this fascinating lecture, Ken gives his insights into many woodland gardens of the world, history, plant hunting, botanical gardens, from Japan to New Zealand to North America and Europe and of course the great gardens of Sussex, Cornwall and Scotland.
This afternoon lecture is organised by the Alpine Garden Society (Ulster Group) and, by their kind invitation there is free admission to IGPS members. Parking is available in the church grounds. Please note the change of venue from the usual AGS meeting hall. Refreshments will be provided and for catering purposes, the AGS would like to know numbers attending. Please inform Barbara Kelso by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 028 90861854 if you plan to attend.