Yesterday I went to RHS Wisley for the flower show, in particular the National Dahlia Society’s annual show and I hadn’t prepared myself for the garden itself, stupid fool that I am. But that added to a magical experience, it was like discovering Kew all over again, a secret garden of Eden, its existence I knew nothing about. Immediately it is one of my favourite places in the world.
The garden is large and divided up into different zones featuring different planting styles and themes. There is everything from the lily pond, woodland areas, vegetables, an orchard, lakes, a large area displaying multiple bedding styles, even a bonsai walk – which was my favourite spot. Then there are the glass houses for tropical and tender plantings. I’ll go through some of the areas below in photos.