This week’s post comes from another garden, not mine as I am away celebrating the 18th birthday of my second eldest granddaughter who lives in Surrey. I couldn’t miss SoS this week though as it is my 4th anniversary of joining in with the gang of sixers, warmly hosted by the Prop, who despite spending more of his time running than propagating, is still the Boss Man. I am not focusing on individual plants this week, instead I will show you some of the views of one of the world’s greatest gardens.
RHS Wisley used to be a favourite of mine. My first visit was in 2004 and I was a regular visitor when I lived in Surrey until 2011. During those years the gardens didn’t change too much. On my last visit in 2015 there were several major changes to parts of the garden, including a new rose garden, but nothing like what has changed since then, including the Welcome Building with the visitor entrance, shop, cafés and plant centre and a brand new library and resource centre called Hilltop – The Home of Gardening Science which cost £35 million! Here you will find three new gardens which surround the building.
Another new garden is the Cottage Garden, which used to be known as the Country Garden, currently full of tulips and other spring delights. Next to this is a new Exotic garden which probably is at its best in the summer.
It is a big garden and walking around for several hours can be tiring, but there are plenty of seats available, many so lovely I would like to take one home!
Normal service will resume next week when the focus will probably on tulips!
As always, if you want a peek over other people’s garden walls then please pop over to our host, the lovely Jon, AKA ‘The Propagator’ where you find links to many more wonderful garden enthusiasts from all over the world.
See here for the participant’s guide.