I live in Epsom which is so close to RHS Wisley and yet I’d never visited the famous gardens and so last weekend, my wonderful neighbour Ann suggested that we go to the RHS Wisley gardens for an afternoon, she’s a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and a regular visitor to the gardens. I felt a little lost as I often do when my toddler (who just turned 3!) goes to visit his father. Normally I throw myself into a décor or DIY project around the house, visit friends and do some blogging – but sometimes it’s great to do something different. I was in a bit of a rut and I needed some inspiration so this was a perfect antidote – I needed to mix things up!
Luckily the weather was ideal, it was dry and sunny but not too hot that you couldn’t enjoy a long walk. There’s just so much to see at RHS Wisley and because each season brings new things to the gardens, you can visit time and time again and always see something different. I was on cloud 9 walking around the various parts of the garden and each new corner brought new surprises!
You can see the RHS Wisley are just starting to come alive after winter. Spring flowers are popping up everywhere and the trees are starting to blossom. The colours and textures that you can see in nature is so inspiring to anyone creative and it’s no wonder that so much interior and fabric design is inspired by gardens such as this one at RHS Wisley.
Not only did I get lots of ideas for my own garden and home, but I felt inspired to write this blog post: 6 ways to spruce up your garden for Spring and there’s still more to come from my little field-trip! I’ve learned that to really be inspired, it takes more than looking at pictures or reading articles. You need to experience stylish places for yourself to really appreciate how it makes you feel – the smells and the sounds or the garden amplify your senses. Well it thoroughly cheered me up anyway!
I’d definitely recommend stopping at one of the many cafés for a coffee, lunch and some cake – really delicious and it’ll keep you going!
I felt so relaxed and content after a whole afternoon strolling around RHS Wisley with my good friend and neighbour. I’ll certainly visit again as even after four hours, we didn’t get to see everything. My son would love it there too so I’ll take him next time.
I did manage to make it to the gift shop naturally! I bought myself some lovely candles which you can spot here on my instagram feed and a couple of Easter gifts for my family – I have my eye on the RHS garden pots too – they’d look perfect on my patio!
I hope this post has inspired you at least a little. If you’re feeling a bit low, get out and about – do something different as you never know what’s around that corner. Find out more about RHS Wisley opening times, directions and tickets here.