'Your Garden Story'

"Every garden has a story to tell. Although no garden stands still, your story can capture moments in time. It may be a much loved personal memoir for family and friends or a historical record for a wider world. Plants and planting, nature and nurture, dreams, schemes, accident and design all combine to create the individual character of our gardens."

Your Garden Story is the exciting new Scottish-based book publishing initiative. It is the brainchild of Cox/Young Publishing, a partnership between two of the country’s leading experts in their fields:

Ray Cox - specialist garden photographer

Fay Young - writer, editor


If you would like to explore how to tell your story in a range of beautifully illustrated conventional book or eBook formats please get in touch.

Ray Cox is an established full-time, professional photographer with over 17 years experience, specialising in the gardens and plants of Scotland. He is a member of the Cox family of horticultural experts and authors who have run their world-famous business and garden at Glendoick in Perthshire, Scotland, for three generations.

Ray’s work is regularly published in a wide range of media including national newspapers and magazines, websites, books, calendars etc.

He maintains regular contact with the leading organisations and most influential people in Scottish gardening including the top gardeners and designers. He is also a member of the Professional Garden Photographer's Association.

Clients include: Scotland on Sunday; The English Garden (UK & US); The Garden (Journal of the RHS); Garden News; Coast; Country Homes & Interiors; Woman's Weekly; Scottish Gardener; Homes & Gardens; House & Garden; Birlinn Ltd.



Fay Young is a writer and editor with a keen interest in the environment, both natural and built. Former contributing editor at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, she has long experience of writing about gardens and gardeners for newspapers and magazines, including the Scottish Garden, National Trust and Reforesting Scotland. She edits books and online magazine articles on a wide range of cultural, environmental and horticultural topics.

Author of The Scottish Garden, co-author of guides to Dawyck and Benmore Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Consulting editor Gardening the Earth, co-editor The Living Collection. Contributing writer The Woodlanders, editor Shepherd House Garden, editor Island on The Edge: A life on Soay. 

She is also co-founder and director of a digital media company specialising in audio/visual storytelling exploring the links between people and place.  She enjoys meeting and working with people and sees publishing, editing and storytelling as a collaborative, creative partnership. 


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