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RHS Wisley Gardens – Christmas Lights Switch On



It was the Christmas lights switch on at RHS Wisley Gardens on Wednesday this week. It just so happened that I’d gone there with my parents again for the day. We didn’t realise until we got there and saw the ‘Jigantics’ scattered around the gardens! Mary Berry was switching them on at 5pm so we decided we’d wait and see the magical lights illuminated in the dark.

Wisley lights switch on

Even in daylight the flowers were amazing, so tall and vibrant. I do love going to Wisley to see what is happening in the gardens!

Jigantics at Wisley

Wisley giant tulips

We had our usual walk around the gardens with some lunch and then Charley had a little play in the soft play area as Bodhi was having a snooze.

We went back to the car for a warm up (the gardens shut for half an hour) and then came back out to watch Mary Berry switch on the lights. The gardens then re-opened and we walked in to see the ‘Jigantics’ lit up. I’m so glad we stayed to see them as they really are amazing to see. The paths are so pretty with the fairy lights and trees are lit up along the way too.

My photos don’t really do the flowers justice, they need to be seen really to get the full affect.

Lights on at Wisley

Wisley christmas lights

Wisley tulips

The gardens were open to 6pm but we just had a quick look as I still needed to get the children home for their dinner.

On the way back through the shop though, a few tables were laid out with some of the goodies they sell to taste. Everything tasted so good. I ended up buying some grape chutney and rostaberry jam. We also tried some chocolates which were very yum and my mum couldn’t resist buying a box of them.

As we came out of the shop, there was another table of mulled wine, orange juice and mince pies. We all had a mince pie as we left and didn’t really need any dinner after all the nibbling!

Wisley mince pies

The Christmas lights are on until 3rd January with the gardens shutting at 5pm. They really are beautiful and worth a visit if you are close by.

A Cornish Mum

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Author: Sleepingthroughyet

I'm mum to Charley and Bodhi. I blog about days out, craft hits and misses and parenting stuff . I also talk about my daughters diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (kids get arthritis too, yep they do) and her progress.

24 thoughts on “RHS Wisley Gardens – Christmas Lights Switch On

  1. Lovely lights at wisley it was quite spectacular and really worth a visit.

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  2. Oh they look beautiful, what amazing lights! I love Christmas lights, this really is my favourite time of year. Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  3. This isn’t too far from me! Love how the lights are in the flowers, so cute #KCACOLS

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  4. Oh how beautiful are those flowers all light up! Xx #KCACOLS

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  5. Oh they look lovely. Your photographs are simply beautiful and capture the event perfectly. I bet you feel nice and Christmassy now! #KCACOLS

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  6. Those flowers are so pretty! I love that they have something a bit different, looks like a great place to visit. x #KCACOLS

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  7. What a great event to stumble upon – good timing! I haven’t seen anything like these lights before. What a great idea and very pretty #KCACOLS

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  9. What gorgeous lights! And always lovely to get some yummy nibbles afterwards!

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  10. I saw one of your photos the other day and I thought these l lights were amazing!! Now that I can see and read the whole story they are even better!! You photos are amazing!! I would love to take my girls to see something like this. I’m sure they will love it!! Definitely a great place to put in the to do list to places to visit!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I’m so happy to have you again this week!! 🙂 xx

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  11. These are so beautiful, so magica and amazing! I think photos are just fine. I really like the snow drops ones. Rostaberry jam also sound wonderful! I never had that before. Thank you for linking up with me. #FabFridayPost

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