Visit To Wisley In The Rain
The RHS Wisley Gardens is a delightful sixty acre site in the Surrey Countryside. It consists of gardens, plant and glass houses, a garden centre, a shop and several cafes and restaurants amid some beautiful well tended gardens. There are a variety of formal and informal garden areas along with woodland, a bird hide and a canal and river running through the site. There is an arboretum and a pinetum and a national heather collection too. It is generally a beautiful day out in the English countryside. Today it rained - hard - so the visit was rather short. Here are a few photos to give you a taste of what is on offer.
|At the entrance charming Henry Moore statues|
King and Queen surveying the gardens
Sadly most photos are taken inside the various plant houses as the weather outside was really just too wet to take any meaningful photos.
|Lovely weather for ducks|
I did, however, manage to buy a lovely Fiddle Leaf Fig plant in the garden centre, something I have been searching for over many months. I was hoping for a giant one, but sadly this little specimen was the only one on offer.
This indoor plant actually grows to a height of up to fifteen metres in its natural habitat but can grow to around three metres in a conservatory. They are common architectural plants in America but rarely seen in England. Sadly it is only around one foot tall - way to go!