RHS Garden Wisley

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We visit Wisley several times a year as we are members of the RHS and always enjoy it as it changes so much with the various seasons. This particular visit was on a sunny day in April with our daughter and grandsons. The car park was fairly full (so a fair walk to the entrance) but the gardens are large enough for Wisley never to feel too crowded. It was the school Easter holidays so there were several extra things for the children – such as planting marigolds but ours just enjoyed running around, looking at the fish and birdlife, whilst we looked at the plants.

The greenhouse had a magnificent display of orchids. The greenhouse is always a success with children as it has various levels and a waterfall. In February it often has butterflies in it.

We are always rather disappointed with the lunch selection at the cafeteria. It was a warm day but there were no salads available. The hot meals have improved over the years, however. We have sometimes eaten in the restaurant which is pleasant but is not suitable for lively toddlers and often needs booking in advance.

The plant centre is very good – very comprehensive and well stocked with healthy plants but can be rather expensive.

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