The Glasshouse Borders at RHS Wisley – masterly and painterly, then – and now.

August 2015 this was, though these border will have evolved rather than been altered wholesale. The fruit mount I think is improved with alternating swirls of lavender and rosemary where earlier plantings have never been entirely successful. But a delight to spend some time wandering through these borders, down the wide grass sward to the…

The Glasshouse Borders at RHS Wisley – masterly and painterly, still

From a vantage at the top of The Mount, looking down towards the lake and Glasshouse, these double borders mix perennials and grasses with stands of shrubs (like Cotinus), planted in ribbons that hop across from one side of the grass to the other. Well, you know this since I've come back to these borders…

Luxuriating in decay – the Glasshouse Borders at RHS Wisley

The Glasshouse Borders at RHS Wisley There is much to recommend these borders - the long double beds running down from the Fruit Mount to the Lake and running in concentric, linking arcs around the reflecting mirror of water and bounding the Glasshouse. Add a clear sky and low slanting sun, at the end of…

A beautiful, evolving landscape with naturalistic planting and great style – the Glasshouse Borders at RHS Wisley

Helenium The Bishop, with Eupatorium Purple Bush - one part of the matrix of planting, mixing perennials, grasses and some shrubbery, in the double border leading up from the Lake through to the Fruit Mount. Introduction from the RHS website https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/garden-highlights/the-glasshouse/Glasshouse-Borders Drift through foliage and flowers along the Glasshouse Borders as you enjoy glorious views…