Garden Portrait: RHS Wisley part 2

Since I had taken so many photographs on my August visit,  I have split the Wisley post into two parts. This week we have a look at the Model Gardens, which aim to inspire those of us with normal sized plots, the Hilltop Borders and the Walled Gardens, finishing with the Loggia and Canal. (Part One is here)

So feast your eyes once more:

A beautiful spot for a rest
Kids cannot resist water

Some of the best views in the garden can be found at the top of the Wild Garden where you look down on the rocky terraces and multitude of pools and cascades and over to the Glasshouse.

And finally a look in the Walled Garden which this year is a White Garden, before strolling past the Loggia and Canal to the exit. I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

The Pavilion in Seven Acres
The Pavilion in Seven Acres
White Garden

More lovely walks can be found over at my friend Jo’s place.


22 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the idea of a colour themed garden. When we moved to our new home I had a plan to have a purple and yellow garden bed, but eventually I succumbed and now it’s all colours!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I think you have to have a very large garden to create themed ‘rooms’, fortunately we have a lot of those here in England specifically Hidcote and Sissinghurst gardens. Like you, I enjoy most colours though I do seem to have mostly blue, purples and pinks this year!

      1. Yes, this was just one garden bed along the driveway. These days it is filled with Spanish daisies, forget-me-nots and nasturtiums which make a pretty show.

  2. Patrick says:

    Wow! Definitely a lot if ideas for my garden. Enjoyed the visit.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a fabulous garden Patrick, glad it has inspired you 🙂

  3. Impressed again by your capacity to photograph both garden vistas, and flowers close up.

    1. Heyjude says:

      A great opportunity to use the new lenses, and having to decide which one to use and what to photograph! It is one way of slowing me down though as I can’t just keep ‘snapping’, I have to think about what it is I want to photograph and then choose the lens for it. I would have liked to have gone back with the macro lens but the rain didn’t let up for the rest of the week.

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’ve loved visiting Wisley in your backpack Jude, it isn’t one I’m likely to get to. You’ve caught three of my favourite flowers, Gaura, Cosmos and Cleome in one hit 🙂 and the bamboo beside the bench is lovely as is the pavilion. What a beautiful place!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Happy to have you along Gilly. It is a garden well worth the effort to get to if you are in the south-east at any time. I loved the white combo, Wisley doesn’t usually do colour themed borders so this was a nice change. I can’t believe how much the new rose garden has matured in just a couple of years, just wish the weather had behaved so I could have returned for a second visit before I left for home.

    2. Heyjude says:

      Oh, and I did manage to get to Nymans, so there will be a post on that garden coming up!

  5. pommepal says:

    I really enjoy my morning garden walks with you Jude. I love the colour schemed gardens, and garden rooms. Lots of inspiration.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love walking around these big-scale gardens. I get all the pleasure and none of the hard-work 😉

      1. pommepal says:

        Ah yes, the work side must be huge, but I’m guessing many hands will make light work…

        1. Heyjude says:

          Many hands and many volunteers too. Wisley is a training centre as well so many students. In fact I believe the planting for the Alice theme was done by students. I’d have loved to have done a course there.

        2. pommepal says:

          If I ever settle and have time to volunteer that is the sort of thing I would love to do.

        3. Heyjude says:

          Me too! I’m also interested in working for the RSPB too.

        4. pommepal says:

          Not heard of RSPB so looked it up. It would be an interesting society to be part of. Don’t think they have it over here.

        5. Heyjude says:

          There are a couple of reserves in Cornwall that I am looking forward to spending time in.

        6. pommepal says:

          I will look forward to going there with you Jude!!!

  6. restlessjo says:

    Eeek! I’ve just realised this is another ‘walk’. 🙂 🙂 You have been busy! I especially love white gardens and that little trio is perfection, Jude. Thank you!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yup, three walks for you, but you don’t have to link to them all 😉

      1. restlessjo says:

        I’m hopping about like a bunny at the minute, trying to sort myself 🙂

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