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.
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.