About Ian Cooke
Horticulture has allowed Ian to travel to over 50 countries and isolated locations around the world, where he is able to explore unique growing conditions. Observation of these conditions gives Ian an unusual grasp of plant culture and plant finesse. So much so, that many of our day-to-day practices do not accomadate basic plant health and over a period of time are detrimental to plant growth.
Ian relocated from England to New York in the fall of 2000 to take on the challenge of American horticulture; here he spent over three years adapting his European horticultural finesse to better accommodate the northeast climate. This culminated in managing the installation of plant material on substantial, residential estates in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Long Island, New York. In 2004 Ian moved to Tennessee, as a senior manager and Head of Horticulture for a land development company and since 2006, as an independent Green Industry consultant with a wide range of private and corporate clients.
Ian began his journey with plants at the tender age of 3 whilst helping his grandfather in his yard. Ian has been involved in all aspects of plant propagation, garden construction, design, plant selection and education. He has received numerous awards from the Royal Horticultural Society for displays at their shows in England. His delivery is fast paced and sharply focused on sharing his understanding of fine horticultural practices he has observed around the world. Ian is renowned for asking incisive questions, that breakdown horticultural preconceptions, and reveal easy to implement solutions that increase profitability and reduce plant failure.
He resides in Mystic, CT with his wife and two boys.