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.
View of the Trial Fields
View of the Lake and House
There were camellias,daphnes, hamamelis, rhododendrons,cyclamen, crocuses, daffodils. . . a sheer blaze of colour for what can sometimes be a sparse time of year.
Rhododendron ‘Airy Fairy’
Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis (yellow groove bamboo)
The cornus and rubus set the winter walk on fire, it looked just like flickering flames in the sunlight.
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.
Something you may or may not know about heathers is the word “heather” is often used to describe three genera (types) of plants; Calluna, Erica 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
Thought I would add a black and white image for a change!
The glasshouses were looking amazing, both the Alpine and main Glasshouse had copious amounts of flowering treasures – it was like plant porn!!
View from the Glasshouse
In the Alpine House
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!
Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise flower)
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. 🙂