Update: *This post was originally written in support of RHS Wisley in response to Highways England’s proposed land grab. Happily HE have now (as of Nov 2017) selected an alternative option. You can read Wisley’s reaction to this here.
I was shocked to see this news about the possible land grab from the RHS garden Wisley.
The strip of land that Highways England are considering may be narrow, but the effect of losing the buffering effect of the mature and beautiful trees in the boundary about the trial grounds will be so much further reaching than that. There will be little peace in the gardens once the glorious 100 year old green filter has been cut down.
Please take a look at the video RHS Wisley have made to highlight the problem and then sign the petition**** if you feel as horrified as I do.
**** Warning: I have been alerted that signing this petition can result in signatories receiving spam emails from the care2petition organisation who organised the petition form for RHS Wisley. I have not had any such problems myself, so I am guessing that you must take care with the tick box selections that they offer.