Wisley Gardens, a plant heaven


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As some of you might know, I recently moved to the UK, and now live in a lovely town called Guildford.

About 10 km from Guildford lies the second most visited English Garden, Wisley, which is maintained by the Royal Horticultural Society. Covering around 100 hectares, it’s a lovely place, with many different features…I haven’t seen everything, but I will certainly go again, now that I’m a RHS member! 🙂

The visit begins with the “Laboratory”, an old mansion and its pond with many different waterlily varieties….and a rather proud heron!

After the laboratory, we walked to the “Alpine Meadow”, a gentle hill covered in blooms with scenic ponds and great views over the the garden.

Next to the Alpine Meadow lies the “Rock Garden”, which displays alpine plants, bulbs, or exotics all loving dry and rocky slopes. I particularly liked the pink bed made by these South African…

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