Woodland Garden design. Specialising in woodland and rhododendron gardening, Kenneth Cox is probably the world's leading expert in this field and the author of the award-winning book Woodland Gardening.
Ken has extensive knowledge of climatic conditions all over the UK and further afield, which allows selection of plants ideally suited to local growing conditions. Advice can be provided on making a rhododendron collection, establishing woodland gardens, restoration of old gardens, identifying existing plants and making collections of wild-origin material.
Kenneth Cox, managing director has advised on many larger landscaping and restoration projects in Scotland, England and Ireland, often working alongside landscape architects and garden designers who wish specific advice on rhododendrons, azaleas and woodland gardening.
On site consultancy will be charged at a day rate (see below) which includes a report on the site visit.
Please note that I do not offer: Scale/formally drawn landscape plans, hard landscape: walls, paving etc and we don't offer a planting service.
Daily rate £700 (minimum). (Exceptions can sometimes be made for very local gardens).
Travel expenses extra.
Please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel 01738 860205 Web: www.glendoick.com
Following a site visit, a summary of conclusions and advice offered will be sent, but we advise the client to take notes during the site visit. For best use of time, please provide bamboo canes or stakes to mark where plants or beds should go, labels and suitable markers for identifying plants and numbering areas/beds, spray paint to mark limbs or trees to be removed. Ideally garden plants should be made: you can use a drone to get aerial shots which really help with the garden layout.
We are happy to advise by e mail on selection of rhododendrons and azaleas. We can meet clients at Glendoick Garden Centre or the nursery to discuss plans. Email email@example.com
Ideally, clients should bring a rough scale plan of the site with pictures (can be on a laptop). Please bring information on shelter from south west and easterly winds and information on drainage/heavy soil areas of the garden.
We do not charge for this service unless you need a report and plans drawn up. For this I charge £50 per hour of work.