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Sara Draycott

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  • The Roots of RHS Garden Wisley, by Sabatino Urzo

    Sara Draycott on 22 Apr 2013 at 03:50 PM

    Not many people know that on the western end of Liguria on the Italian Riviera, just before reaching the boundary at Ponte San Luigi, it is possible to admire one of the most delightful gardens created by Sir Thomas Hanbury. In 1867 he bought an estate producing the greatest gardens of the Riviera. Sir Thomas Hanbury was a gardener who, at the end of his life, bought a large estate at Wisley and donated it to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1903 "for the encouragement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture in all its branches". To experience this legendary garden, Emily and Rohanna, two of the second year Wisley Diploma trainees, and I went to the breathtaking Italian Riviera to discover and work in this extraordinary garden.

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  • The Diary of a Wisley Gardener 2013 - with Lucie Ponsford

    Sara Draycott on 02 Apr 2013 at 12:09 PM


    New beginnings:

    Jan 7th 2013 marks the exciting beginnings for my second year at RHS Wisley.  I am taking over custodianship of the Canal, Walled gardens, Conifer lawn and surround.  For me, and I am sure many other families this is the quintessential vision of Wisley and one I have known of old. 

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