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Sitting Spiritually at RHS Garden Wisley

By Peter Jones, Garden Manager for Hardy Ornamental,

RHS Garden Wisley

A little over two years ago we embarked on a project to open up a new area of Wisley, and the opportunity to create something very special. A space for true relaxation.

Here at Wisley we are lucky enough to have the River Wey running alongside part of our garden. As well as being beautiful, the river provides a valuable ecosystem for an array of wildlife.

Until recently however the River was completely inaccessible and out of sight to our visitors and even our staff! During the winter of 2016 we cleared the area of nettles and bind weed to reveal a perfect platform to relax and enjoy the Surrey countryside. The curatorial team created a gentle access slope, established a new grass area, and added several trees such as weeping willows and birch, in keeping with the natural feel of this location.

The icing on the cake for this peaceful location was the addition of four swing seats provided by Sitting Spiritually. These beautifully crafted pieces are the perfect addition and the ideal place to sit and enjoy a true moment of calm.

With many thanks to Peter Jones & RHS Garden Wisley.  All images supplied by The RHS.

Posted by Siobhan on July 11th 2019

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