As well as the wonderful meadows of Camassia that I posted about yesterday, our recent visit to RHS Wisley was full of spring magic.
From the striking mass plantings of Tulipa ‘Spring Green’ on the top terrace…
… to the riot of tulips block-planted in the Hilltop Borders;
where my eye was particularly caught by the sultry ‘Vincent Van Gogh’, midnight petals bespeckled with tiny gold stars and subtle streaks of scarlet,
The rhododendrons throughout the gardens were, of course, splendid; from the blousy blooms in rich magentas, purple and pinks
through softer yellows and pinks to soothing clouds of white.
Even the ferns were resplendent in their fresh spring finery.
And, as you know, I can never resist a snap of Molly-the-witch in her moment of glory,
Our own young Molly is far from reaching her full potential on this scale, yet is displaying the most foliage so far this year.
With the mixed borders at Wisley still in the infancy of this year’s growth, it was a great opportunity to admire the handicraft employed in weaving various plant supports, art-forms that will soon disappear beneath the weight of herbaceous growth.
The vegetable garden looked neat and tidy with the young crops in orderly rank and file as usual; full of promise to come.
These snapshots are but a taste of the ample delights of these flagship gardens – and of course no visit would be complete without a spin around the well-stocked Plant Centre, and an obligatory purchase; more on which to follow!