Today Garden Soc went to the RHS Wisley garden. It was great to see how they organised their allotment (which is smaller than ours!) especially their compost bin which we’re hoping to replicate soon. I was surprised by the sheer variety of things to see over the 240 acre site – everything from herbs and heathers to ponds and bonsai. Favourites have to include watching wasps help pollination of flowers – I was literally mesmerised for about 20 minutes, and the butterfly house! Check out some of the photos below.
On our way to Wisley!
It was a busy day!
Lots of photos were taken…
planting directly into the grass
Yay for the Tea Tree
The many faces of our Head Gardener
many, many faces…
empty polytunnel :(
honeybees pollinating the flowers
honeybee carrying pollen to the flower
do not touch
awesome bonsai trees
sussing out the bonsais
looks like they’ve sprung a leek
Contemplating life whilst holding a mini-pumpkin
A few carnivorous plants having a natter
lots of sculptures about
our Tool King and a caterpillar
Our events manager taking some pictures
The crew (minus 1 because we refuse to acknowledge the existence of selfie sticks)
Photos taken by Charles Gray
Written by Charles, Garden Soc president