What a busy time we’re having at Wisley right now. And what a lot of fun! Kids go free this August, and we’ve so many different activities to keep everyone entertained in the world of horticulture this summer.
We kicked off with the Wisley Olympics last weekend. Compost sack races, with three generations, was fun, along with the chance to soak me, the curator, with a wet sponge in the face. (Sadly this wasn’t caught on camera!)
Other events included the trowel and spud race, carrot long jump, the race to dress up as a gardener which involved racing the track and putting the clothes on along the way, the turnip toss and wellie wanging.
It was a mighty successful weekend, with several hundred gold, silver and bronze medal winners redeeming their prizes at the Plant Centre.
Keep up to date with our forthcoming events on our website: http://www.rhs.org.uk/whatson/gardens/wisley/whats-on.htm
And remember all month we have the Amazing Maize Maze, the Turf Maze, and Weather Watching Trail, as well as the horticultural highlights on the Trials Field, Fruit Field, Glasshouse Borders, the Glasshouse itself, the Mixed Borders, Model Vegetable Garden, Seven Acres and the cool of the Pinetum.