A look back to the end of March 2015 and a riot of colour on the banks of Battleston Hill. Such a pity they are blooming for the very few this year rather than the many – but then again, these winding paths are often a place of seclusion and quiet within these larger gardens. Despite the show, you can easily find yourselves alone. I hope you enjoy the extravaganza photographed here.
Given the changes in height and the winding pathways, they can be seen from above, below, close-up and at a distance – adding their compliment of colours to some of the early Rhododendrons and many Camellias, as well as a woodland carpet of bulbs and perennials.
Magnolia Early Star (below)
Magnolia JC Williams (above) and Magnolia campbellii (below)
The broad sweep of lawn up to Battleston Hill, with meandering side paths. No route through here is ever the same and you are drawn back and forth as vistas open up and you are enticed further, left, right, just around the corner…
From this Plant Centre, you can glimpse into the garden of one of the Estate Houses, which is ringed with mature magnolia trees…
By way of Garden Centre Geekery, if you were looking for a Magnolia for your own piece of heaven, there are quite a few on sale at RHS Wisley..
I’m certain the strong winds we’ve had over the past 24 hours will have affected the display, certainly cleaning up some of the blossom going over: I hope the best withstands the gales and gusts and continues to look good for some time yet. For it really is very, very good!