First signs of spring at RHS Garden Wisley – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Mar 2014 in Inspiration


RHS Garden Wisley by Lisa Cox

Last week I had an hour between meetings so decided to pop into RHS Garden Wisley to take some pictures.  It was wonderful to be out in the sunshine and to see so many signs of spring, which now feels as though it’s well and truly here.

The early bulbs were shining out, especially the crocus which always look fabulous when they’re planted en masse.

Bank of crocus at RHS garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

This is a great time to visit gardens because you can still see the structure of the planting before the summer leaves appear.

Rose Garden at RHS Garden Wisley in March by Lisa Cox

This is the new rose garden which still looks good even though the roses are only just starting to shoot.

Woodland Garden at RHS Wisley by Lisa Cox

Battleston Hill was looking great and many of the camellias and Rhododendrons were starting to come into flower.

Gazebo at RHS Garden Wisley by Lisa Cox

The tree below was at the top of the Rose Garden and I thought very architectural against the blue sky and fluffy clouds.

Funky sky at RHS Garden Wisley by Lisa Cox

RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox

And I noticed that the spring grass was coming through – I love the contrast between the fresh green colour of the grass and dark green yew hedge…

RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The picture below looks across the rock garden towards the glasshouse – look how well the red stems of the salix stand out as the light catches them.

Looking towards the rock garden at RHS Garden Wisley by Lisa Cox

And down near the lake was this piece of sculpture by David Watkinson.  I love the texture of the leaves.

Fallen leaves sculpture by David Watkinson at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

Fallen leaves by David Watkinson Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I walked through the pinetum too which is often empty of people I guess because the trees are the main feature.  This large pine made for an interesting photo…

Large Conifer in Pinetum at RHS Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

But I’ll leave you with a picture of some early narcissus which I’m sure won’t fail to make you smile.  I took lots of images of the spring bulbs and will share these with you on Friday.

Narcissus at RHS Wisley by Lisa Cox


(Images: Lisa Cox)

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