Tag Archives: RHS Wisley

A Pulmonaria with runners

I have had a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon for over a year, I wasn’t able to run last year, but this year was a perfect opportunity to run for Plant Heritage. I was lucky enough to get this … Continue reading

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Woo hoo for Wisley

As The Onion might headline it, ‘Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden grows more plants than other gardens’. The truth is that RHS Garden, Wisley has by far and away the most variety for anyone to see – not just the … Continue reading

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Epithets

The Garden Library at RHS Garden Wisley is hosting a rare opportunity to see original botanical artworks on loan from the Cyclamen Society. The twenty five portraits on display feature in the recently published Genus Cyclamen: Science, Cultivation, Art and … Continue reading

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Crocus a-plenty

Thanks to Gillian, you had already discovered the National Collections of Crocus held by Myddleton House in Cambridgeshire and David Stephens in Surrey. This time, I visit another National Collection of Crocus in Surrey, at RHS Wisley. Established in the … Continue reading

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RHS Herbarium workshop at Wisley

The Botany and Herbarium department at RHS Wisley recently ran a Herbarium Workshop for Collection holders, hosted by Chris Whitehouse, Keeper of the Herbarium, with Barry Phillips and Mandeep Matharu. The importance of Herbarium samples as a permanent record of … Continue reading

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Abigail’s garden

Heathers, along with the Three Day Week, loons and Demis Roussos, are redolent of the late 60s and 70s, and like Dahlias and grasses before them, are due a revival.  A visit to the National Collections of Heathers at RHS Wisley could provide … Continue reading

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‘Take a closer look’

Librarian to volunteer – “You see those pictures?  Can you hang them together so that they are level and equidistant?” You can see that eventually I managed, but it wasn’t easy, with windows either side, a sloping ceiling and a … Continue reading

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