RHS Wisley is playing host to 100 conceptual sculptures from the Surrey Sculpture Society. People of all ages will enjoy the unique exhibit, which runs until the 1st December and features work from notable 20th and 21st century artists, including the well-renowned Henry Moore. Sculptures have been selected by artists in order to link and merge with the beautifully landscaped grounds.
Teenagers and adults alike will no doubt capture plenty of exciting material to show off on social media, as this presents an ideal opportunity for aspiring and experienced photographers alike. A meeting has even been organised by the Surrey and Hampshire photography Group, on Sunday, 25th August. There is no extra cost to view the sculpture exhibit, which is included in the normal admission.
If you are new to RHS Wisley, you will find the well-established gardens are home to an immense plant collection, featuring an abundance of summer roses, amongst many other highlights.
You may well find some fashion insights for your own garden within The Exotic Garden, which is at its best this time of year. Presenting plants of a tropical appearance suited to the British climate, this garden features bold colours and large leaves, including a variety of plants including dahlias, Canna and Trachycarpus.
The original centre of Wisley, Oakwood garden, provides a sense of serenity, with a network of paths exploring a widely diverse range of plants, not least of all featuring Giant Himalayan Lily this season. Many woodland plants and trees can also be found in the rich soils of this tranquil garden, which has succeeded in George Fergusson’s Wilson’s original aim to grow difficult plants successfully; promising many rare gems.
Recently transformed to offer a welcome house set amidst the surrounding grounds, the gardens offer many other features, including the Glasshouse Borders, Battleston Hill, Vegetable Fruit and Herb Gardens and The Plant Centre. An accommodating restaurant, café and a shop selling artisan gifts are also available. Tickets are 10% off if bought in advance, and are available online, here.