Glendoick Gardens and Garden Centre is delighted to announce they were awarded a Gold Medal for its exhibit at Gardening Scotland of Rhododendrons, azaleas and woodland gardening. Gardening Scotland took place from 31st May to 2nd June 2019 and the medal was awarded by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.
Many of the plants exhibited were bred and named by Glendoick and the exhibit included some new, as yet unnamed plants too.
Taking centre stage was the newly launched Rhododendron, Wonderred, with amazing dark red flowers and red coloured under-leaves. This rhododendron was launched especially for the Centenary Year of Glendoick Gardens, when 100 years ago Euan Cox first set out on a plant hunting expedition to Burma, bringing back the first seeds that were to be the start of Glendoick Gardens and Garden Centre.
Ken Cox, Owner and Managing Director of Glendoick said “I am absolutely thrilled to have been awarded a Gold medal in this our centenary year. The Garden Centre has grown year on year to become so much more than a garden centre but we never forget the gardens and rhododendrons are at the very core of our business.”
Helping to build the award-winning stand was Ken’s son Jamie, making it a real family affair. Other members of the Glendoick Nursery and Garden Centre were also on hand all weekend giving advice and helping the Gardening Scotland visitors in their choice of plants.