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Jim Gardiner

Jim Gardiner Director of Horticulture RHS Garden Wisley

Jim Gardiner is the recently appointed Director of Horticulture for the Royal Horticultural Society and has previously been Curator and Chief Curator based at Wisley for over twenty years. Before that he was Curator at the Hillier Gardens and Arboretum. His primary interest is in woody plants, in particular Magnolias on which he has written two books, “Magnolias, their Care and Cultivation” and “Magnolias, A Gardener’s Guide”.

  • Date Joined: 12 Jul 2007

September at Wisley: stimulation for your mind and garden.

Posted by Jim Gardiner on 04 Sep 2009 at 11:05 AM

It's your last chance to book a place on our Perennial Seeding Workshop on Thursday 10th September.  This promises to be a fantastic day for learning how to create your own perennial prairie meadow, much like ours on the western side of the Glasshouse that has looked wonderful for much of the summer. See my earlier blogs for more information or click here for more information and call 0845 612 1253.

There are some fascinating pieces in the Surrey Sculpture Trail this year.  You can find a guide with them all listed at the Garden Entrance, and a sales office beside the Garden Library, near the Conservatory Cafe and Dining Room.


With September firmly here now, the garden is full of colour from cyclamen, colchicums, dahlias, sunflowers, asters, berries and more. Don't miss the late summer borders! Leaves are just beginning to turn, and the harvest in the fruit and veg areas is abundant. Don't you just love this time of year?  And it's also your chance to find out about the science behind the scenes at Wisley, in our Science Trail (in support of National Science Week) and next week it's the Wisley Flower Show


Hope we see you here soon.


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