Chelsea Flower Show
2004

 


 

  Introduction
May 24 Wisley
May 25 V & A Museum
May 26 Emmetts, Chartwell and Ightham Mote.
May 27 Chelsea
May 28 Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park
May 29 Kensington Palace grounds
May 30 Scotney Castle & Sissinghurst
  Group


 


May 24th we met our guide Hilda and set off for a visit to Wisley. On the way through London we were treated to an orientation of one of my very favourite cities. I have been to Wisley several times now and always try and get different pictures each time. You can check the previous tours under the Pix area for more on Wisley.

Wisley is Britain's best loved garden with 97ha (240 acres) offering a fascinating blend of the beautiful with practical and innovative design and cultivation techniques.
For many, it is the beauty and tranquility of the garden that captures the imagination, with its richly planted borders, luscious rhododendron and azalea gardens and the exotica of the glasshouses, but a closer look reveals the real value of Wisley.

In the trials fields, the finest flowers and vegetables are identified from the countless new introductions. Elsewhere in the garden, cultivation techniques, such as composting or pleaching, are tried and tested, and a series of model gardens answers the needs of a variety of conditions and circumstances
 
   
 
   


 


  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row