Wordless Wednesday – The Exotic Garden at RHS Wisley

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The Exotic Garden at RHS Wisley, in Surrey, was created in 2017 to showcase the wide range of plants that can be grown outdoors in the UK to create a tropical look. The garden is designed to be intimate and immersive. A central tiered fountain helps establish its exotic atmosphere. Away from the wide central axes, numerous smaller paths curve through the lush foliage to shady bowers and view points.

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Planting includes big-leaved giants (Magnolia grandiflora, Loquat, Chamaerops, Trachycarpus, Japanese banana) and bold, hot-coloured flowers (Cannas, Calla lilies, Gingers, Dahlias etc)

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Five years in the ground has been sufficient time for the planting to feel established. The atmosphere in the garden was distinctly un-English. I certainly felt transported to warmer climes … and fortunately the sun was shining 😉

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10 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – The Exotic Garden at RHS Wisley

  1. shoreacres says:

    This looks like a certain overgrown lot in my neighborhood, complete with that fountain. I had to laugh — here, we fight to keep all this growth under control.

    • 🤣 … Yes, well we have to work at it here! Bet you don’t have to wrap everything when it gets to winter either 😉

      • shoreacres says:

        Sometimes we do. It’s common to judge the severity of a winter by the number of times we have to wrap the plants or drag them into the garage (or, in my case, into the dining room).

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Very appealing, a twist on the usual English garden!

  3. susurrus says:

    Always a treat to see pictures from Wisley.

  4. Cathy says:

    Wow, it looks stunning. Love your photos.

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