Saturday, 30 May 2015

Wisley - Plants

Hello all!

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments, it's so wonderful to hear from you.


Yesterday we saw a few unusual trees at the RHS Gardens at Wisley and here are some more beautiful plants, a tiny selection from the 240 acre site.  It's difficult to know where to start as I could really have gone crazy with the camera, the place is packed full with the unusual and colourful but even on a bright sunny day at half term with a full car park, the gardens didn't feel crammed with people - there's plenty of room for everyone.

The beautiful house with the canal in the foreground

Fatsia japonica berries

Fatsia japonica

Colourful azaleas with the toona tree in the background, needless to say all the rhododendrons were out as well.

Lots of iris in the trial beds being tested to see which performs the best.


bees enjoying the alliums

The good thing about Sisley is that all the plants are labeled, however you have to remember to look at them! Sadly I don't know what this is!

Primulas


Lunch

peony

passiflora

variegated hibiscus

green flowering vine inside the glasshouse which really clashes with its own leaves!

Snazzy trunk

Competition for local schools to create their own Wonderland garden

Henry Moore King and Queen

So many fabulous things to see, each season brings something new.  Well worth a visit.  Free with an RHS card or £13 an adult.  There are a couple of cafes, shops, courses, events.

Thanks for calling in.

7 comments:

  1. So many lovely things from your visit! The sculpture is beautiful isn't it and I really like that amazing tree trunk! That is almost a sculpture in itself isn't it. xx

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    1. You can almost see a face on that tree trunk, I should have looked to see what it was called. x

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  2. Lovely photos of all the beautiful flowers. I absolutely love the Henry Moore!

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    1. It looks out majestically across the canal. :-)

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  3. Those iris beds are gorgeous and make me think of an Impressionist painting, and I love the passion flower. I shall add Wisley to my list of places I'd like to visit :)
    Cathy x

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    1. They also have lots of plants for sale in the shop, you can come home with your own bit of Wisley too!

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  4. This is fabulous.Great post!Thank you for sharing.Keep it up.

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