Horticultural heaven in Wisley, Surrey

THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL Society’s flagship garden at Wisley in Surrey has a calendar of events to tempt all gardening fans.


RHS Wisley Flower Show

RHS WISLEY’s CALENDAR of events for late summer and autumn kicks off with their Flower Show on 10-12 September. The stalls and displays include over 90 displays and 40 nurseries and garden trade stands, with many Chelsea or Hampton Court Palace Flower Show gold medal winners.

Chelsea Award winner Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants will be showcasing a new variety of Japanese anemone; Lady Emily and Lady Susan; a dusty pink semi double and a two tone pink single, while another Chelsea award winner HW Hyde will be exhibiting a wide selection of pot-grown lilies that were planted in early July and have been grown outside. Varieties include; Lilium leichtlini, Scheherazade and Conca D’or. The National Association of Flower Arranging Societies (NAFAS) will provide a spectacular display of colour and imagination under the theme ‘Floral Fantasy’ in the Floral Art Marquee, and watch out for the Surrey Sculpture Society Trail at Wisley until 30 September.


Events at RHS Wisley

Then, from 21 to 24 October, the Taste of Autumn Festival returns with apple tastings, food stalls, cooking demonstrations, book signings and more. As part of the Festival, Wisley also welcomes ‘Europom,’ an annual gathering of apple and fruit enthusiasts from across Europe that is held in a different country each year. Vegetable displays will include a stunning showcase of pumpkins and gourds, while the RHS Advisory team will be on hand to offer a whole host of advice on all gardening and how to grow your own.

For more information this fabulous Royal Horticultural Society garden in Surrey and its calendar of events, visit www.rhs.org.uk/wisley.

Images: RHS Garden Wisley