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Royal Horticultural Society garden puts on an impressive show of colour.

Look what’s blooming early! Royal Horticultural Society garden puts on an impressive show of colour… and it’s open to visit if you live nearby

  •  Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Wisley, Surrey, still offers plenty to see
  •  It’s open for those lucky enough to live within a short distance
  •  ‘There are flowers coming up a little bit earlier than normal,’ team leader said 

As these blooms attest, Mother Nature knows how to put on an impressive show even in the depths of winter.

With camellia blooming alongside snowdrops, the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Wisley, Surrey, still offers plenty to see. It’s open for those lucky enough to live within a short distance.  

Peter Goodchild, team leader for Wisley’s alpine garden said: ‘There are flowers coming up a little bit earlier than normal as we are not having such harsh winters.

Daffodills out in Stoke Park Guildford in Surrey. As these blooms attest, Mother Nature knows how to put on an impressive show even in the depths of winter.

With camellia blooming alongside snowdrops, the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley, Surrey, still offers plenty to see. It's open for those lucky enough to live within a short distance.

With camellia blooming alongside snowdrops, the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Wisley, Surrey, still offers plenty to see. It’s open for those lucky enough to live within a short distance.

Early snowdrops at RHS Wesley Gardens in Surrey. Mr Goodchild said: 'Wisley is one of those gardens that has interest all the year round, it never gets boring, and during lockdown it was lovely to have the garden to ourselves, but we definitely missed the visitors'

Early snowdrops at RHS Wesley Gardens in Surrey. Mr Goodchild said: ‘Wisley is one of those gardens that has interest all the year round, it never gets boring, and during lockdown it was lovely to have the garden to ourselves, but we definitely missed the visitors’ 

‘Camellia and galanthus [snowdrops] normally flower at this time of year but there are also Irises, Pulsatillas are flowering earlier, so although it’s winter, there’s actually still a lot of colour throughout the garden.’

He added that winter stems, Cornus, Salix and Rubus, with their colourful orange and red tones also light up the garden.

Mr Goodchild said: ‘Wisley is one of those gardens that has interest all the year round, it never gets boring, and during lockdown it was lovely to have the garden to ourselves, but we definitely missed the visitors.

‘At the moment we are advising only people local to the area can visit, which definitely reduces the numbers.

‘You are lucky if you see two or three people at the moment, booking numbers have been reduced so we are not taking in so many people.’

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