Posts Tagged ‘RHS Garden Wisley’

RHS Garden Wisley in May

0 Written by Lisa on 9th May 2014 in Inspiration

Spring bulbs in the Rose Garden at RHS Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

I had a client meeting at RHS Garden Wisley last week and we were very lucky to be able to sit outside in the warm sunshine…we definitely picked the right day!

Of course I took my camera along with me so I thought I’d share some of the pictures I took with you.

Rhododendron at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

The rhododendrons and azaleas were looking fabulous already on Battleston Hill – they’re definitely early this year so fingers crossed we don’t have any more frosts to ruin the display.

Hot pink rhododendron at RHS Wisley Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Pale pink rhododendron at RHS Wisley Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I’m not a great fan of azaleas – they’re a bit too loud for me, but I can appreciate the overall look and feel of a woodland garden where they, along with the rhododendrons, really bring things to life at this time of year.

Battleston Hill at RHS Wisley Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The ferns were also coming to life – I love the spring greens that are so vibrant and full of promise.

Fresh new ferns at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

The frothy tiarella flowers under this large tree were looking fabulous too, especially in the dappled shade.

Tiarella flowers at RHS Wisley Lisa Cox Garden Designs

But this wasn’t the only part of the garden that had something to show.  The mass of tulips were still looking gorgeous, even though some had started to go over.

Tulips en masse at RHS Wisley Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Tulips at RHS Wisley Lisa Cox Garden Designs

This one is called Tulipa ‘Vincent Van Gough’ – very deep in colour and quite dramatic in an understated way…if that’s possible of course!?

Tulipa Vincent Van Gough Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Hot pink tulips at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox

And I’ll leave you with this shot of a goose and her babies…come along kids!

Goslings at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs


(Images: Lisa Cox)



First signs of spring at RHS Garden Wisley – Part Two

2 Written by Lisa on 14th Mar 2014 in Inspiration, Plants

crocus at RHS Wisley Garden Lisa Cox Designs

On Tuesday I shared some images of RHS Garden Wisley, which is feeling very spring like now.  I took so many images of the spring flowers that I thought I’d share them with you in a separate blog post. Read more

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

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Autumn colours at RHS Garden Wisley

2 Written by Lisa on 15th Nov 2013 in Inspiration

The rock garden at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox

I had a meeting at Wisley yesterday so I took the opportunity to walk round the gardens and take a few pictures beforehand.  The grasses were looking stunning, especially along the glasshouse borders. Read more

Easter garden activities for your children

2 Written by Lisa on 26th Mar 2013 in Inspiration

Easter holidays are often a great time to be outdoors with the family.  It would be great if it warmed up a bit here in the UK, but even if this cold snap continues to linger, it’s still worth getting outside in the fresh air. Read more

Garden Flowers: A burst of pink amongst the autumn leaves

2 Written by Lisa on 7th Dec 2012 in Garden Flowers, Plants

This month my Garden Flowers post, which I write with Rona Wheeldon of Flowerona, features Salvia involucrata. It’s a wonderful tall herbaceous perennial that has vibrant pink flowers which appear in the summer and continue well into the autumn. Read more

Autumn warmth at RHS Garden Wisley

0 Written by Lisa on 16th Nov 2012 in Inspiration

As some of you know, I am the co-ordinator for our local Society of Garden Designer’s cluster group and yesterday I met up with the other cluster leaders in our region at RHS Garden Wisley. Read more

Beautiful oak garden furniture by Gaze Burvill

4 Written by Lisa on 8th Aug 2012 in Inspiration

You may well be familiar with Gaze Burvill and their beautiful garden furniture and if you’ve ever been to RHS Wisley Garden then you’ll have seen the wonderful wave benches they have next to the lake. Read more

Inspiration from top Garden Photographer Clive Nichols

2 Written by Lisa on 8th May 2012 in Inspiration

On Saturday I attended Clive Nichols’ garden photography workshop at Wakehurst Place with my good friend Rona WheeldonClive is a world renowned garden photographer so we knew we were in for a great day and I think I speak for us both when I say that it exceeded our expectations. Read more

RHS Garden Wisley: 7 gorgeous plants in flower now

0 Written by Lisa on 21st Mar 2012 in Inspiration

I popped into Wisley yesterday to make a visit to the Lindley libraryI have been working on my project in France and I wanted to look up a few things about Japanese style gardens so that I can work on one of the areas near the house.  If you’re a member of the RHS you are also entitled to join the library, it’s a great resource for all things garden related. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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