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Meet the Author - Ken Cox

31st Aug 2018

BOOKMARK was delighted to welcome Ken Cox of Glendoick Garden Centre to a ‘Meet the Author’ event at St Catharine’s Hall, Blairgowrie, last month as one of the run-up events to the Book Festival in October.

Ken gave a fascinating illustrated lecture about his new book ‘Woodland Gardening’ and had us all spellbound.  He explained the development of woodland gardens, a history involving well-known gardeners from the past and how the travels of previous members of his own family from Dundee to Burma and Nepal in search of exotic plants and shrubs had brought new life and colour to invigorate country parks and smaller gardens. His talk took us all over the world including beautiful gardens in Tasmania, Japan and Canada. He also reminded us of equally important gardens not only on our doorstep such as Branklyn in Perth, but many others all over the UK.

Even non-gardeners in the audience were entranced, and inspired, by Ken’s talk.

After a ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ short session, we were able to ask Ken all sorts of gardening questions, while enjoying a delicious afternoon tea.

Thank you Ken!

Copies of his lavishly illustrated book ‘Woodland Gardening’ can be found at Glendoick Garden Centre. 

Our last event before the Festival is at Straloch on Saturday September 8th at 3 pm.  The Hunterian Poets return to give us an afternoon of poems based on objects from the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow.

Tickets (£7/£6 for members) from Blairgowrie Library (01250 871305) or BOOKMARK Secretary at 01250 875613 or via the website


Great fun this morning @bookmarkblair keeping that naughty @StuartMacBride under control. Go read his new book. Go on. Go on.

Russel D McLean

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