and finally, Grace, once more. These are all in the original rose garden at Wisley, small-ish, enclosed, formal beds filled with many kinds of shrub roses and some climbers. Symmetrical and balanced with pretty much no other planting save for the roses. By contrast, the Bowes-Lyons rose garden, which is much more expansive, mixes roses with all manner of complimentary herbaceous perennial planting, grasses and shrubs too – on a wide, sloping site with views into the gardens and House beyond. Altogether a different kettle of fish, but I’m saving a visit there for another day.
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Martin Ogden - gardener and photographer, rose-whisperer and garden wanderer. Loving all things horticultural and learning every day. View all posts by The Teddington Gardener