RHS Gardens Wisley
On Wednesday 13th September 33 Associates were bound for the RHS Gardens at Wisley in Surrey. However our departure was delayed by half an hour due to late arrivals held up by a serious traffic accident on a major road. Thanks to the patience of all we were rewarded by a trouble-free journey around the M25 in lovely sunshine so made up the time. The good weather stayed with us for most of the day except lunchtime when rain drove us into the nearest café!
Wisley houses one of the largest plant collections in the world.
There is so much to see, including the striking Glasshouse, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The interior has 3 climatic zones – tropical, moist and dry temperate, as well as a beautiful surrounding lake and gardens. The riverside Rockery Gardens and Mixed Borders are a must to see as is the Rose Gardens with hilltop views, together with the more compact Cottage Gardens. Not just flowers to see but the best of fruit and vegetables too, looking perfect and waiting to be picked!
There is a host of huge majestic and unusual trees as well as the smaller bonsai specimens on display.
A further visit in the future would be needed to cover this ever-growing attraction for garden lovers. On this occasion though, I think this was a day enjoyed by all.
Associates meeting in the Glasshouse.
Enjoying the sunshine in the flower garden