RHS Wisley is one of my favourite places to go with the children on a day out. We’ve been members since they were little and always have a lovely day there.
As the weather was looking dry on Wednesday we decided to go there for some lunch and a little walk. It happened to be an extremely windy day so we ended up spending a lot more time inside than out!
As soon we get inside the gardens it makes me feel chilled and relaxed. There is just a lovely atmosphere there, with the children free to run about with no cares.
There are hills to climb, walls to walk on, grass to run through and flowers to smell and gaze at, amongst many other things.
It is kept so well and there is always something amazing to see. The changing leaves in Autumn, the butterflies in the greenhouse in the new year months, flowers throughout the year. There are fruit and vegetables to see, and herbs to smell. There are fountains, waterfalls and ponds. Fish, ducks and birds to watch.
First stop was lunch as usual. There is always a great choice of food for adults and children. It seemed most other people had ventured inside too, out of the extreme wind!
With full tums we headed off in the direction of the greenhouse, stopping to look at the pond and taking some snaps along the way. Charley enjoying walking along the bendy benches.
Inside the Greenhouse it was warm and barmy, a welcome warm up from the gusts outside. A bright display of chrysanthemums, bypassed by Charley as she could hear the waterfall. We had a quick look before Charley was pulling my mums hand to go up the slope to see the waterfall from above. We quickly gazed at the colours of the tropical plants as we walked along.
Up to the top and into the even warmer climate, where my mum was quickly pulled back down the stairs.
A few more photos and a walk around the plants inside and we had to go back out again. Fortunately Charley had heard me talking about the soft play area and was certain that was where she wanted to go.
So me and my mum grudgingly headed off to soft play (who am I kidding – did I mention the wind?). Hot drinks for the adults and fun for the little ones in the wind battered soft play area!
Bodhi was very excited to see a number of tractors going back and forth passed the windows.
A bit more energy used up and it was time to head back to the car before the rain came.
We headed back along the scenic path, with tiered gardens to the right, above the numerous ponds. The gardens were being tidied and cut back over the winter.
There were advertisements of Christmas lights and walks in the next few weeks so I’m hoping there will be some dry days to come back for a visit.
Have you been to Wisley Gardens before? What did you think?
Do you have any Rhs Gardens near you? Have you visited them?