Why to Visit Wisley Gardens
George Ferguson Wilson, a businessman and member of Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) founded Wisley in 1878. Situated in south of London Wisley is well known for its world famous garden. It is known as Wisley Gardens. George Ferguson Wilson started this garden with 60 acres land .After his death in 1902 Sir Thomas Hanbury bought this garden and gifted it to RHS later. Now this garden covers more than 240 acres of land.
There is a canal in this garden which was designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe .Different type of gardens can be seen in this place such as rock garden, rose garden, walled garden, wild garden, glasshouses, vegetable gardens and fruit gardens. Most of the land in this garden is acid sand which is not good for growing plants as such land is poor in nutrients. A laboratory was also set up by RHS to make experiment on different plants and to successfully grow plants which were very difficult to grow.
As all other gardens this is not a free entry garden. You have to pay to visit this garden. You will be shocked to know that Wisley Gardens are on second place in the United Kingdom in list of paid visited gardens. Even then more than 9 lakh tourists visit this garden every year.
In the year 2007 garden was divided in three different planting zones namely desert, tropical and temperate climates. A very beautiful lake was also built in the garden in 2005. There is a knowledge centre for the visitors situated in the Wisley Gardens where there can learn to grow plants in their own gardens.
Facilities like restaurants and cafes and car parking are also available inside the park for the visitors. You can say this garden is made not just to entertain people but also to educate people about gardenig.