RHS Garden Wisley

I realised the other day I still hadn’t got round to sharing my photos from RHS Garden Wisley a fortnight ago! The weather was gorgeous, a beautiful sunny day, making the place seem even more vibrant with colour.

Winter border

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View of the Trial Fields

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View of the Lake and House

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The Rockery

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There were camellias,daphneshamamelis, rhododendrons,cyclamen, crocuses, daffodils. . . a sheer blaze of colour for what can sometimes be a sparse time of year. 

Camellia pitardii

Camellia pitardii

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More Camellias

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Daphne

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Hamamelis

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Rhododendron ‘Airy Fairy’

Rhododendron 'Airy Fairy'

Cyclamen

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Cornus mas

Cornus mas

Eucalyptus dalrympleana

Eucalyptus dalrympleana

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Hydrangea

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Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis (yellow groove bamboo)

Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis

Daffodils

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Crocuses

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The cornus and rubus set the winter walk on fire, it looked just like flickering flames in the sunlight.

Winter Walk

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I didn’t realise until I went to Wisley that they have the National Collection of Heathers. It was the perfect time of year to see them, the pink looked so pretty against the green of the Pinetum.

Heathers

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Something you may or may not know about heathers is the word “heather” is often used to describe three genera (types) of plants; CallunaErica and Daboecia, however strictly speaking it refers only to the genus Calluna – the others are called “heaths”. That’s the fact of the day for you!

Trees in the Pinetum

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Thought I would add a black and white image for a change! 

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The glasshouses were looking amazing, both the Alpine and main Glasshouse had copious amounts of flowering treasures – it was like plant porn!!

The Glasshouse

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View from the Glasshouse

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In the Alpine House

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My favourite geranium, Geranium maderense, was blossoming much to my delight, I even saw the butterflies in one section of the glasshouse as well as a dazzling display of orchids. I had my tropical plant fix for the whole month in one day!

The Waterfall

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Geranium maderense

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Bougainvillea

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Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise flower)

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Butterfly

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Orchids!

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I had a wonderful trip to the flagship RHS garden, I’m looking forward to going back in the summer when the herbaceous borders will be in full flower. Until then I hope you enjoyed these photos. 🙂  

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8 thoughts on “RHS Garden Wisley

  1. Becky, you do spend your time in some of the most beautiful places! That yellow bamboo was stunning, and the airy-fairy rhodie was beautiful, too. And the winter walk and heather. Sigh for beauty. And the orchids… Thanks for these beautiful images!

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    • Thank you Brenda! I was hoping you’d see this post, when I saw the name ‘Airy Fairy’ I thought of you! 🙂
      There are so many wonderful gardens near where I live, I really am spoilt for choice. Thanks again! x

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      • I must come see them one day. I want to bring the kids to Europe in a few years. I want to see gardens, castles and hillsides abloom in heather. I have fond memories of the heather in Scotland in bloom in August. I hope I can bring the kiddies.

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