The Teddington Gardener

I had the time to visit the gardens at RHS Wisley on Wednesday this week, the sunniest of days and quiet too (everybody else was at the work, or the supermarket, or on the M25… )

The colour and fragrance on offer was unexpectedly generous, with Camellias and Rhododendrons, Witch Hazel, Chimonathus and Edgworthia, Hellebores and Snowdrops, Crab Apples and wild Pears, Winter Honeysuckle, decorative bark and even the decaying seed- and flower heads placed just so as to catch the low afternoon sun …  and much much more –

If the weather is against you, or culinary exertions have exhausted you – or culinary extravagances have undone you – please accept my best wishes for this festive season and take a stroll with me through this gallery of photographs, a pictorial guide to the woodland landscapes at RHS Wisley, through Battleston Hill, passing the orchards and Glasshouse borders and…

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