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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Wisley Garden - England


 
I was fortunate to visit England this spring when all the blossoms and flowers were in full bloom. One of the places I visited was Wisley Garden in Surrey.
The original garden was designed by George Fergusson Wilson who recorded over 22,000 plantings in Oakwood, his experimental garden, from 1878-1902.
After his death, Sir Thomas Hanbury purchased the property and then presented 60 acres to the Royal Horticultural Garden Trust in 1903 which was officially opened by King Edward VII.


The acidic soil in the garden is ideal for profuse flowering rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias and azaleas.

  

2 comments:

Joanne said...

the colors are so vibrant. Lovely

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

London was beautifuL when we were there in May through July. I did not expect the beautiful gardens, so they were such a special treat!