12 May 2012

Millbrook Gardens & RHS Wisley. Part one.

Unfortunately, the weather was rather wet, windy and cold , but I think everybody enjoyed the trip, in spite of that. We went first to the garden centre at Millbrook and made use of their cafe for refreshments. It is a very large centre with a good range of products. Back on the coach, we headed for RHS Wisley. The amount of rain we have had recently was evident in the rich green of the fields and several waterlogged areas.

At Wisley we waited while Peter collected and distributed the tickets and then went our separate ways. There were several very large marquees housing a craft exhibition. The range of things for sale was massive, from large outdoor statues made from materials such as stone, bronze and wire, through knitted goods, glass, wood carvings, paintings and hand made jewellery.

A wire sculpture of a witch.
A wire dragon.

The actual gardens were looking a bit sorry for themselves due to the weather. The bulbs were finishing, but there were still some lovely shrubs and planted containers around. The massive greenhouse provided a welcome break from the rain and cold. Inside, the conditions were tropical, to suit the plant requirements. Here are some photos of the plants which caught my eye:

A lovely orchid.

An orchid and fern display.

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