Sunday, 10 September 2017

Wisley Gardens Glasshouse

Hello

Thanks for calling in.

The wonderful Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley are such a treat, we've been there before of course.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of their Glasshouse which was built to mark the RHS Bicentenary.  Comparable to the size of 10 tennis courts, it is also 12 metres high and contains 6,000 plants within 3 zones - Arid, Tropical and Temperate.  It certainly is a spectacular sight especially when it showcases different plants during the year like the orchids or it's overrun with butterflies or lit up with coloured lights.

A sedum birthday cake

I bet the coloured lights look wonderful reflected in the lake.

Have a look at some of the unusual plants and flowers inside.  Maybe you have these in your back garden if you live in a hot climate.





The waterfall helps to keep the air moist.

What an unusual flower, the size of a dinner plate. It reminds me of a school dress I used to have.





All the different colours and textures, there's something new to be found everywhere you look.

Cheerio

6 comments:

  1. Such unusual and interesting plants. The sedum cake is wonderful:)

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    1. I don't think there's a real cake underneath but it's very appropriate for their 10th birthday isn't it.

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  2. What a wonderful place. Such a vast range of unusual plants :). B x

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    1. It's so huge that even with so many people in the gardens, there's plenty of room for all. x

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  3. Reminds you of a school dress??! You are funny. Great photos. x

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