Exploring RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey
A couple of weeks ago, myself and Steve were honoured to attend the beautiful wedding of an equally beautiful couple, in a place called Wisley which is in the heart of Surrey.
The venue was within the compound of the RHS Gardens of Wisley, in the stunning backdrop of the ‘Glasshouse’ within the grounds. Out of all the weddings we’ve been to (putting ours aside)!- this had to be up there, being one of the most beautiful and extremely unique weddings. Not only was it visually pleasing to the eyes but it’s such a fun and mesmerising place to hold such a wonderful celebration of love.
The concept behind the wedding was that love grows and needs nourishing, just like a plant would. The Glasshouse was home to the most incredible plants and flowers and just screamed botanical dreams.
The venue was not only a delight during the hours of sunlight, but once the sun had set and left way for the moon and stars, the Glasshouse was lit up and transformed into a dreamy scene that one would expect to see from A Midsummers Night Dream.
The next day all the guests were generously treated to a free pass within the grounds, to explore and see more of what RHS Wisely had to offer. We were very lucky with the sunshine making an appearance to make our journey around the gardens even more enjoyable. It it highly vast and I was nicely surprised at how big the grounds actually were!
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was given Wisely in 1903 and included a 60 acre estate. The original creator of the gardens was ‘George Fergusson Wilson’ and his vision was to create a space to make ‘difficult plants grow successfully.
The grounds of RHS Wisley feature different zones and garden themes, such as the Walled gardens, Oakwood, The Bonsai Walk, The Apline Meadow and many more. It was a real joy to be able to walk around and experience all the different themes and take in the sights, colours and smells each one had to offer. The Rose Garden especially was full of floral fragrance and a beautiful array of displays to enjoy. With every twist and turn you take within any of the gardens, there is something new to feast your eyes upon, or take a picture of and just get up and close to. It left me feeling re-energised and inspired of what we have around us.
I would highly recommend a visit to any of the RHS Gardens dotted around the UK but Wisley is one which most certainly stands out, with many tourists visiting it from all over the world. It will always now have a special place in our hearts, of that beautiful day watching two of our friends beginning their new lives together.